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Our continued search for energy cures can, nevertheless, exacerbate the problem. After all, how many times can our batteries be recharged? This exhibition, therefore, exposes the destructive effects of lithium technologies and industries that lead to ecological devastation, the dispossession of Indigenous peoples, and forms of social control through mass medication. In doing so, Lithium aims to spark a debate on larger questions of burn-out and productivity in relation to the human body and the planet.

With contributions from David Habets, Cameron Hu, Stefan Schäfer, Cédric Gerbehaye, Juan Arturo García, Nicolás Jaar, Maarten Meij, Godofredo Enes Pereira, Lithium Triangle Studio (Mingxin Li, Antonio Del Giudici, Yvette Waweru, Melis Goksan), Mingxin Li with Anabel Garcia-Kurland, Alice Wong and others. The exhibition features interviews with Alonso Barros, Cristina Dorador and Rolando Humire. The spatial design of the exhibition is by Katrin Bombe and the graphic identity of the project was developed by Austin Redman.

20/09/2020 – 15/08/2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

Tuesday — Sunday
11.00 — 18.00

Marina Otero Verzier, Anastasia Kubrak
David Habets, Cameron Hu, Stefan Schäfer
Ina Hollmann
Katrin Bombe
Austin Redman