The exhibition Remediation focuses on Kapwani Kiwanga’s most recent research into how humans and the natural environment respond to toxicity and undertake regeneration. Kiwanga investigates these events, their intended and unintended outcomes, and the repercussions they pose for the present and future.
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Kiwanga’s artistic practice has long underscored the importance of nature’s role in determining the course of history—not only through evolution, but through its ever-
Throughout the exhibition there are new works by Kiwanga that consider the impacts of different natural phenomena. She explores fire as both a destructive and regenerative force, the industrial pollution of waterways and their potential to be remediated by plant-
The new commissions are exhibited in dialogue with existing artworks—such as The Marias, from Remai Modern’s collection. Through this broader curated selection, Remediation expands on Kiwanga’s research into how botany has long held a relationship to exploitation and resistance of people and environments.
Kiwanga is receiving increasing national and international acclaim for her distinctive and thought-
After completing studies in Anthropology and Comparative Religion at McGill University, with a focus on medical anthropology, and a period working as a documentary director in the UK, Kiwanga turned to the visual arts and attended École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-
Remediation at Remai Modern is curated by Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh, Co-
The exhibition is co-
Remai Modern is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationship with one another. The museum’s programming is supported by the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, the City of Saskatoon, the Canada Council for the Arts, SK Arts and SaskCulture’s Saskatchewan Lotteries Fund.
Exhibition 07 October 2023 -
Kapwani Kiwanga, The Marias, 2020. Installation including wall paint and paper flowers on custom plinth. Collection of the Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada. Purchased with the support of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, 2021. © ADAGP, Paris.
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