Press Release

The exhibition In the Skeleton of the Stars, set in the Caribbean and the Amazon basin, is dedicated to the imagination’ political potential. It presents memories, tales and histories that have shaped this imagination, including indigenous mythologies and the violent conquest of the South American continent, through what Édouard Glissant calls the “ropical night”and its “pirits and figures that weigh on the shoulders.”



International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2023

In the Skeleton of the Stars

ifa, Stuttgart (Germany)

17.02 - 23.04.2023  




The tropical night—he noise and silence, and the darkness and light—hus opens a portal into different orders of reality, unlocks the imagination and allows us to re-configure our position in the world. The exhibition is also inspired by the decolonial and ecological vision of Guyanese author Wilson Harris, whose texts connect the Amazon basin landscape with its inhabitants’psychic landscape. His stories describe a quest for oneness and follow ancient alchemical thinking in which the material world is intrinsically linked to the human soul. Throughout, Harris imagines a collective unconscious in which humans, nature, flora and fauna are part of the same being and which bridges times and cultures.

With works by Minia Biabiany, Pamela Colman Smith, Karl Joseph and Marc-Alexandre Tareau, Mirtho Linguet, Loren Minzú, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marcel Pinas, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Concept by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc and Lea Altner in collaboration with ifa Gallery Stuttgart.

Exhibition 17 February  -23 April 2023. ifa Stuttgart, Charlottenplatz 17 - 70173 Stuttgart (Germany). T: +49 711 2225 173.






In the Skeleton of the Stars, ifa Stuttgart, Germany

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Loren Minzú, cenas de corpo e segredo [II/III] (still), 2020. © Loren Minzú.

Loren Minzú, cenas de corpo e segredo [II/III] (still), 2020. © Loren Minzú.