Le Soin des Possibles

14.09.19 – 12.10.20:


Le Soin des Possibles

with Julie Edel Hardenberg, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Feminist Collective with No Name, Tabita Rezaire and Mina Squalli-Houssaïni
curated by Lotte Løvholm

Le Soin des Possibles, curated by Lotte Løvholm
“We can learn to examine situations from the point of view of their possibilities, from
which they communicate with and that which they poison. Pragmatism is the care of the
possible.” (1)
“Le Soin des Possibles”, which translates into “The Care of the Possible”, is an
exhibition presenting artists working strategically with care in their practice.
Care for bodies. Care for the possible. The invited artists work in the gap
where ethics meet aesthetics. Their activism is non-linear and perhaps
therefore not activism. But despite their non-explicit approach each of the artists disturb the status quo in their own poetical, attentive and firm way.
The exhibition concept is inspired by Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers’
interview “Le Soin des Possibles” by Erik Bordeleau. Stengers speculates in
consequences and possible practices focusing on communities, alliances and
practices of care, feminist sorcery and neo-pagan witchcraft. Rather than
defining itself through antagony this type of practice produces its own sense
of presence.
For the opening, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen performs a new work.
A reader (download here) with the interview “The Care of the Possible” as well as texts
by curator Lotte Løvholm and 1.1 Co-founder Deborah Joyce Holman accompanies
the exhibition.
An interview with activist Oksana Shachko by Feminist Collective with No Name from 2018 was also part of this exhibition. Listen to it here.
Press Release
(1) ”The Care of the Possible”: Isabelle Stengers interviewed by Erik Bordeleau,
p. 12, in:
Scapegoat, Issue 1, 2010.
This project was made possible in particular by the Danish Embassy and the Danish Arts Council.

Photo 7 & 8: video stills. Courtesy of Cassie Augusta Jørgensen.
Photo 10 & 11: video stills. Courtesy of Tabita Rezaire.

All other photos by Jelly Luise.