Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, and Warraba Weatherall, This language that is every stone is the fourth iteration in a series of exhibitions conceived by Obrist and Raza that surveys the life and work of Martinican writer Édouard Glissant.
The exhibition examines the concept of creolisation, an idea brought to prominence by Glissant, defined as a constant state of cultural transformation, whereby endless local difference emerges from recurrent contact between people—with one another—as well as the natural world.
Developed specifically within an Australian context, This language that is every stone explores cultural synthesis and permeability through the works of Australian First Nations and diasporic artists, with contributions from international counterparts.
‘This language that is every stone’ is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Featured artists: Vernon Ah Kee, Robert Andrew, Daniel Boyd, Megan Cope, Manthia Diawara, Taloi Havini, Koo Jeong A, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Phuong Ngo, The Otolith Group, Philippe Parreno, Raqs Media Collective, Khaled Sabsabi, Anri Sala, Yhonnie Scarce, Latai Taumoepeau, and Shireen Taweel