Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc: Gods Moving in Places. The Day Reader
25.03.2022 – 12.06.2022
With Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s work intertwines his own personal history with the collective history of the Guianas, which is deeply rooted in the forests of the Amazon Basin. He reads this landscape like an archive, one marked by exploration, exploitation, rupture and loss. The Day Reader is the second part of the exhibition cycle Gods Moving in Places which started with a group show by Minia Biabiany, Karl Joseph, Mirtho Linguet, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marcel Pinas, Pamela Colman-Smith und Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc‘s practice, which incorporates work as an artist, researcher and curator, is committed to exploring topics neglected by colonial and postcolonial history. Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (b. 1977 in French Guiana, lives and works in Sète, France) was a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellow in 2019.
Photo credit: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Wacapou, a Prologue or a Room in My Mother’s House, 2018 (film still).