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125,660 Specimens of Natural History
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Please make sure to consult the Artist Dossier before you prepare your application. Please send your application to info (at) anexact.org by 10 February, 2015. All artists will be notified before 1 March, 2015. Exhibition opens 15 August, 2015.



Dr. Robert Prys-Jones menjelaskan sistem tagging Wallace di Natural History Museum at Tring;
foto oleh Etienne Turpin; hak cipta Natural History Museum at Tring.
Dr. Robert Prys-Jones explains the Wallace tagging system at the Natural History Museum at Tring; photograph courtesy of Etienne Turpin; image copyright of the Natural History Museum at Tring.


125.660 Spesimen Sejarah Alam
kurator Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin
Komunitas Salihara Jakarta Indonesia
Pembukaan 15 Agustus 2015

125.660 Spesimen Sejarah Alam adalah iterasi pertama dari proyek kuratorial mengenai koleksi kolonial dan perubahan lingkungan yang mereka hasilkan. Pameran ini akan mengikuti perjalanan Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) yang tersohor setelah menemukan teori evolusi oleh seleksi alam. Selama 1854-1862, Wallace menjelajahi nusantara, mendokumentasikan keanekaragaman hayatinya, dan mengumpulkan koleksi spesimen untuk museum-museum di Eropa. Pameran ini mengundang para seniman untuk menelusuri, menyesuaikan, dan menaksir kembali ekspedisi tersebut, baik dokumen maupun artefaknya. Kami mengajak seniman untuk menguji pergerakan pengetahuan kolonial dan perubahan lanskap yang diwariskan pengetahuan ini. Dengan menampilkan karya seni berdampingan dengan materi arsip pilihan, pameran ini akan mempertanyakan bagaimana pergerakan pengetahuan mentransformasi lingkungan melalui praktik-praktik kolonial dan kontemporer.


125,660 Specimens of Natural History
curated by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin
Komunitas Salihara Jakarta Indonesia
Opening 15 August 2015

125,660 Specimens of Natural History is the first iteration of a curatorial project about colonial collections and the environmental transformations they produced. The exhibition follows the course of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913), best known for co-discovering the theory of evolution by natural selection. From 1854–62, Wallace travelled the archipelago, documenting the region’s biodiversity and amassing a gigantic collection of specimens for European museums. The exhibition invites artists to retrace, re-appropriate, or reassess the expedition, its documents, and artifacts; artists are encouraged to examine the mobility of colonial knowledge and the transformations of the landscape these practices left behind. By presenting artworks alongside a selection of archival materials, the exhibition will ask how the mobility of knowledge transforms the environment through both colonial and contemporary practices. Inviting Indonesian artists to re-appropriate the colonial archive also tries to reverse the unidirectional mobility of colonial knowledge while enabling new dialogues between Southeast Asian artists and European museums.


Previous Events

> 2015.01.11
Institut Kunst Interview
Five Questions to Anna-Sophie Springer
by Alexandra Navratil


Map of Southeast Asian archipelago showing Alfred Russel Wallace’s route; from his book The Malay Archipelago: The land of the orang-utan, and the bird of paradise – A narrative of travel, with sketches of man and nature (1869).


Alexandra Navratil Anna-Sophie, it is hard to keep up with all the different projects you are working on and that you are involved in. I first encountered you as an exceptional translator, then as an excellent thinker and writer and then as the co-founder of K. Verlag. But I am especially curious about your most recent project that took you on a longer research travel through Indonesia earlier this year. Could you tell me more about it?

Anna-Sophie Springer Thank you for your interest, Alexandra! The research you are referring to is leading toward an exhibition, 125,660 Specimens of Natural History, on the contemporary legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace’s collecting expedition through the Malay archipelago that I have been working on for a bit over a year now. ...

Read the entire interview here thanks to Institut Kunst.


> 2013.12.06
How on Earth? Cartography & Curatorial Practice in the Archipelago
a lecture by Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin
& discussion with curator Margarida Mendes
The Barber Shop
R. Rosa Araújo 5
Lisbon, Portugal
19:00-21:00


Magellan map of the Malay Archipelago; courtesy of the Lisbon Geographical Society.

While geologists and stratigraphers debate the scientific merits of the Anthropocene thesis, culture workers remain precariously exposed to experiences of the planetary upheavals characteristic of our all-too-human epoch. If, as Peter Sloterdijk has suggested, our planet of terrestrial globalization has become a world interior of capital, what are the cartographic and curatorial practices that might respond to the ecologies of excess in this world interior?

At The Barber Shop, Scapegoat editor Etienne Turpin will present the project of “Excess” in relation to a series of cartographic assemblages that describe the globalized condition of the Anthropocene. Independent curator and Scapegoat contributor Anna-Sophie Springer will then discuss contemporary curatorial practice in relation to historical and geographical images of the archipelago. These presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion of the aesthetics of the Anthropocene, legacies of colonial cartography and collecting, and recent trajectories in artistic and curatorial practice that address our planetary construction site.

In both the presentation and discussion, we will consider the provocation of Michel Serres, who has suggested, “All possible encounters have been accomplished, undertaken, ended, foreclosed. The cycle is completed, the map of the earth has covered the earth. Space is inscribed upon the charts. The globe is perceived as a ball in a net of latitudes and longitudes.” With this event, we want to introduce several new perspectives on the relationship between the map and the territory; we hope the Lisbon launch of Scapegoat 05 will provoke a discussion about how artistic and curatorial practices can navigate our planetary excesses to co-produce worlds of pleasure, passion, and conviction.


> 2013.12.05
Measurement as Argument:
Planetary Constructions, Postnatural Histories, and the Will to Knowledge

a seminar by Anna-Sophie Springer, Seth Denizen, and Etienne Turpin
organized by Lindsay Bremner
Expanded Territories Research Group
Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment
University of Westminster
London, UK
12:30-14:00


Photograph of A.R. Wallace's "Species Notebook" (1855-1859); photograph by Etienne Turpin; copyright by the Linnean Society of London.

In this Expanded Territories Seminar, we will consider the relationship among the construction of systems of thought, our knowledge of the Earth System, and what Michel Foucault, following Nietzsche, describes as the will to knowledge. By examining several key episodes in the mid– to late–nineteenth century—including Antonio Stoppani’s argument for an “Anthropozoic” era, Vasily Dokuchaev’s proposal for a soil science distinct from geology, Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn’s early cartography of Java, and Alfred Russel Wallace’s theory of biogeographical distribution—we can observe how measurement as argument has advanced our understanding of the Earth system in its manifold complexity. Because these systems of thought are not given, but produced, they suggest, according to Foucault, “what real struggles and relations of domination are involved in the will to knowledge.” As the Anthropocene as an object of knowledge is being constructed by stratigraphers and geologists, we can discern a series of affinities connecting measurement, aesthetic practices, and the production of evidence. How measurement as argument will challenge our inherited views of the architectural object in the Anthropocene remains to be seen; what is evident already is that this will to knowledge frames both our perception of the world and our capacity to change it.


> 2013.11.26
Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago:
From Early Javanese Cartography to A.R. Wallace's Collection

a lecture by Etienne Turpin
Asia Art Archive
11/F Hollywood Centre
233 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong
12:00-14:00


Specimen from the Zoological Museum of Bogor, Indonesia; courtesy of Etienne Turpin.

Etienne Turpin will present some of his recent work on the power relations which are revealed by practices of collecting. He will discuss some of his artistic and curatorial projects about the history of colonial collections and the production of natural history as a form of knowledge, including For a Minor Ornithology and 125,660 Specimens of Natural History. He will also discuss his current project that uses community-based data collection on open source platforms to promote urban and community resilience in Jakarta. By addressing the relationship between the will to knowledge and the perpetuation of violence, Etienne hopes to encourage a discussion of postnatural and postcolonial practices that foster mutual aid, interspecies solidarities, and resilient ecologies.