13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17


Kinship can take many forms. The expression speaks of a particular kind of mutual care. Rather than blood lines, chosen and embodied lines of ancestry open up to a wide range of relationships and partnering. There are multiple ways to engage in loving and supportive ways. Kinships are never a means to an end, but a means to itself. The artists invited developed their work within the pandemic. In times of distancing and isolation, questions around relations pose themselves in another light. As many of us, they went through moments of crisis, depression, illness, loss, deprivation. They all found ways to foster kinships that supported these works, building ecologies in and of themselves. This zone is dedicated to their specific and often slow practices, their ongoing engagements and meticulous care towards materials.

Shedhalle – Kinship