... pausing barely
barely pausing ...

11.02.2021—04.04.2021

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Neïl Beloufa, Louise Bourgeois, Ansuya Blom, Anna and Bernhard Blume, Rosemarie Castoro, Brody Condon, Jason Dodge, Ceal Floyer, Ryan Gander, gerlach en koop, David Horvitz, Pierre Huyghe, Susan Hiller, Li Jinghu, Eva Koťátková, Bruce Nauman, João Onofre, Julien Prévieux, Rachel Rose, Nora Turato

Curated by: Christina Li


Venue: A Tale of A Tub
Justus van Effenstraat 44, 3027 TK Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Opening times: Thursday to Sunday 13:00–18:00 and by appointment


The exhibiton ... pausing barely / barely pausing... marks the first edition of an annual colloboration between A Tale of A Tub and Tlön Projects.

A Tale of A Tub is a non-profit institution for contemporary art and culture. The program is centred around questions of how art can contribute to our understanding of present-day social, political, and ecological issues. The exhibition program is framed through intersectional ecological thinking, in which subjects related to nature, climate, ecology and the shared living environment, gender, feminism and decolonization, as well as the increasing influence of digital infrastructures and advanced-capitalist and neoliberal systems and governments intertwine with one another. They want to make these naturecultures and complexities tangible and accessible for their publics, and thereby endorse the essential importance of educational and discursive actions and events as an integral dimension of our programming. From the former bathhouse at the heart of the monumental Justus van Effen complex, A Tale of A Tub offers its space, infrastructure and resources to artists, curators and practitioners from different fields of inquiry to develop newly commissioned artistic productions, reflecting on complex societal issues and debates as to further strengthen and enrich our daily living and working practices, often based on long term-research and interdisciplinary dialogue.


Christina Li is an independent curator and writer working between Hong Kong and Amsterdam. She was the Curator-at-Large at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, where she served as the Director between 2015 and 2017. At Spring, she curated, among other projects, A Collective Present (2017), Wu Tsang: Duilian (2016), and Wong Wai Yin: Without Trying (2016). Her exhibition Dismantling the Scaffold (2018) was the inaugural exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong. As a writer, she has contributed to publications including Artforum, Art Review Asia, LEAP, Parkett, Spike, and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Art. She was the curator of Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice, Hong Kong’s participation at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). She was recently named curator of the Pavilion of Finland at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).