The Ecologies of Peace II
September 27, 2024 – March 30, 2025
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

'The Ecologies of Peace II', 2024. Design: Querida Design Studio.
C3A Córdoba


Co-organized by TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía
Dates: September, 27, 2024 - March 30, 2025
Curated by Daniela Zyman
The final iteration of TBA21’s exhibition trilogy at C3A in Córdoba examines the transformative contribution of wisdom traditions and poetic expressions in addressing past injustices and ongoing erasure. While the first part of The Ecologies of Peace examined the roots of unpeacefulness and established a framework for re-defining peace and war beyond binary divides, the second chapter – running from September 27, 2024, to March 30, 2025 – focuses on practices of mourning and forgiveness that pave the way for reparative and conciliatory worldmaking. To illuminate this approach, Indian artist Amar Kanwar traces a journey across India’s fault lines through poetry and song, asking: “If different poetic narratives could merge together, allowing us to see a more universal language of symbols and meanings… would there be a moment of prophecy?”

The work of prophetic peacemaking, the unsettling and resisting the infrastructures of destruction, and the reawakening of life’s sacredness resonate deeply in the contributions by John Akomfrah, Ayrson Heráclito, Samson Kambalu, Nohemí Pérez, Joiri Minaya, and Rachel Rose, among others.

This vision of a culture of peace also echoes Angela Davis’s call to “unite, unite, unite…” as seen in Manthia Diawara’s epochal film on view. Peacemakers throughout history have performed invaluable roles for humanity, offering radical critiques of war and militarism, demonstrating viable alternatives, and creating powerful symbols of the pacific future we aspire to.

Daniela Zyman
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, John Akomfrah, Allora & Calzadilla, Lucas Arruda, Mirna Bamieh, Fiona Banner, Neïl Beloufa, Monica Bonvicini, Janet Cardiff, Manthia Diawara, Ryan Gander, Cristina Garrido, Ayrson Heráclito, Jenny Holzer, Marine Hugonnier, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Samson Kambalu, Amar Kanwar, Armin Linke, Cristina Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei, Ursula Mayer, Joiri Minaya, Olaf Nicolai, Daniel Otero Torres, Nohemí Pérez, Jasbir Puar and Dima Srouji, The Propeller Group, Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, Lisa Rave, Rachel Rose, Allan Sekula, Vivian Suter, Suzanne Treister, Álvaro Urbano and Akram Zaatari.