Introduction to T.A.N.J.

The exhibition is part of The Against Nature Journal.

After the initial research carried out in Beirut, that culminated in the symposium at Ashkal Alwan, The Against Nature Journal toured in the shape of an exhibition. The exhibition presented a series of lithographic works by Joscelyn Gardner, a video recording judge Mounir Suleiman reading his seminal judgement from 2007 and a series of texts by scholars and artists, reflecting on issues related to the concept of 'Nature'.

In 2017 the exhibition travelled as part of the following exhibitions:

Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as a medium Contour Biennale curated by Natasha Ginwala 11 March until 21 May 2017

installation view at Contour Biennale, Mechelen

Los multinaturalistas Medellín’s Museo de Arte Moderno (Colombia) curated by Natalia Valencia Arango 5 April until 3 July 2017

installation view of the exhibition at Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin

Cosmopolis #1. Collective Intelligence curated by Kathryn Weir and Ilaria Conti 18 October to 18 december 2017 with a roundtable organised by Council with Aimar Arriola, Grégory Castéra, Nikita Dhawan, Arvind Narrain and Grant Watson.

Installation view at Cosmopolis, Centre Pompidou

The Batroun Case (2009) Verdict , The Manufacturing of Rights, Read by Judge Suleiman, Beirut, Lebanon, 2014.

Nikita Dhawan, The Against Nature Journal #1. Interview shot in Paris, on the occasion of the exhibition Cosmopolis at Centre Pompidou, 18 October – 12 December 2017. Video and subtitles by Pierre-Emmanuel Testard.

Arvind Narrain, The Against Nature Journal #1. Interview shot in Paris, on the occasion of the exhibition Cosmopolis at Centre Pompidou, 18 October – 12 December 2017. Video and subtitles by Pierre-Emmanuel Testard.

Grant Watson, The Against Nature Journal #1.Interview shot in Paris, on the occasion of the exhibition Cosmopolis at Centre Pompidou, 18 October – 12 December 2017. Video and subtitles by Pierre-Emmanuel Testard.

An exhibition by

Council

Hosted by

Contour Biennale (Belgium) Museum of Modern Art Medellin (Colombia) Centre Pompidou (Paris)

With works by

Joscelyn Gardner

essays by

Vanessa Agard-Jones
Nikita Dhawan
Arvind Narrain
Grant Watson
Zeb Tortorici
Linn Tonstad

Top image: installation view Contour Biennale