Patricia Kaersenhout participates in Diversity United – Contemporary European Art at Tempelhof Berlin (DE), spring 2021 and travels afterwards in the same year to the New Tretyakov Gallery Moscow (RU) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR).
An exhibition organised by the Foundation for Art and Culture, Bonn (DE) and the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Curated by Simon Baker.
Kaersenhout’s proposal is based on an investigations into the legacies of power and wealth associated with slavery in the regions historically controlled by today’s European powers. Its title, Mea Culpa, refers to the traditional Christian practice of atoning for sins through enduring physical hardship during ritual pilgrimages. Kaersenhout brings this practice into the present day by suggesting the acceptance of guilt by figures representing today’s powerful elites, onto which the audience is invited to project their own understanding of the crimes for which they may wish to atone.