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Lost Species Day 2021: A.MAL Collective – In, Among and Between من الى عن على في

26 November23 December

Winners of ONCA’s Lost Species Day 2021 commission, A.MAL is a curatorial platform exploring ecology, migration and post-coloniality through speculative art and research projects.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

A.MAL cast a critical eye on past and present global issues while seeking to harness human connection and creativity to imagine a better, more hopeful future. Always questioning, always exploring. A.MAL aims to address the interconnectivity of colonialism and climate injustice by questioning current relationships between the Global North and Global South. Challenging over-consumption (which is leading to extinction of species, the pollution of seas and climate change as a whole) through imagination and creativity.

For this exhibition – In, Among and Between من الى عن على في – A.MAL (Leila Gamaz, Elodie Sacher and Younes El Hossaini [of 560 Zoom], Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan and Jessica El Mal) were keen to contextualise extinction within contemporary global – in particular post-colonial – relations and climate justice especially in the context of North Africa. As such, the focus of the exhibition is on both extinct species – for example the Barbary lion and the North African elephant – and endangered species such as Gelidium Sesquipedale (a red algae species), sea cucumber and sardines. Capitalism, which is inherently racial and exploitative, has fuelled these losses and follows a trail back to European and colonial influence and the desire to extract and hunt the ‘exotic’. This plays out in neocolonial and paternalistic relations between the Global North and South today. 

About A.MAL Collective

Leila Gamaz, Elodie Sacher and Younes El Hossaini (of 560 Zoom), Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan and Jessica El Mal met during the A.MAL 2021 residency programme with algae as a thematic starting point. Though having very different practices and backgrounds, the five found a shared interest in the environment, ecology and interactions between species and global structures of power. Through critical research and interrogation into red algae for the residency, the inexorable links between neo-colonialism, extinctions, and climate injustice became more and more apparent. Aiming to expose the interconnectivity of these phenomena, they held their first exhibition at P21 Gallery, London in October 2021. Working cross culturally, the collective is based on exchange, reciprocal learning and mutual care, and thus is exploring practices of interdependence and kinship in method as well as in content. 

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Wednesday: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Friday: 1:00 – 6:00pm

With the following exceptions

Friday 26 November: 4:00 – 7:00pm ONLY
Saturday 4 December: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Thursday 16 December: CLOSED
Saturday 18 December: 1:00 – 4:00pm

 

Image description: blurry digitally collaged image of seaweed that moves through a colour pallet of cool blue, pink and purple from left to right.

This commission is supported by a collaboration with historian Dr Sadiah Qureshi, in conjunction with her British Academy Mid-career Fellowship, and Arts Council England.

Details

Start:
26 November
End:
23 December
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Venue

ONCA Gallery
14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

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O N C A
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