September 29 - January 22, 2017
1920 Rue Baile, Montréal, QC H3H 2S6
From 29 September 2016 to 22 January 2017, the CCA presents the exhibition 17 Volcanoes: works by Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Armin Linke and Bas Princen, curated by Philip Ursprung and Alex Lehnerer.
In disseminating critical discourse and in alignment with its curatorial practice, the CCA collaborated with the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) offering an unusual architectural scrutiny of transformation of contemporary landscapes. 17 Volcanoes revisits the explorations by German-Dutch explorer Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn who made several expeditions in Java in the service of the Dutch colonial authorities between 1836 and 1848. He was among the first colonists to climb the island’s many volcanoes. His legacy in the realm of cartography, botany, geology and writing can be compared to the role of Thomas Stamford Raffles, Alfred Russel Wallace or Alexander von Humboldt.
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