October 23, 2020 - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions
October 23, 2020

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Pinar Yoldas, The Kitty AI: Artificial Intelligence for Governance (still), 2016. Video. Courtesy the artist.

Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions
October 24, 2020–February 21, 2021

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zürich

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Korakrit Arunanondchai, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Dora Budor, Burton Nitta (Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta), Cao Fei, Julian Charrière, Carl Cheng, Jimmie Durham, Peter Fend, Tue Greenfort, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, Louis Henderson, Mary Maggic, Mileece*, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, Adrián Villar Rojas, Pinar Yoldas, Zheng Bo

Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions is the second in a series of two exhibitions that explore the relationship between humans and nature. Today's ecological situation and the consequences of environmental devastation have made it plain that we need to understand humanity to be an integral part of rather than the center of the world. Elaborating on this basic insight, the artists in the exhibition sketch tangible visions of potential alternative worlds and open up spaces for innovative thinking: What can we do with the detritus of contemporary life and the traces of destruction? Given the precarious situation in which the world finds itself, how can we begin to look for new ways of life? Which role can art as a tech­nological, scientific, and social experiment play in this quest?

Heike Munder, Director Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Suad Garayeva-Maleki, Former Director YARAT Contemporary Art Space

Publication: Potential Worlds: Planetary Memories & Eco-Fictions
36 artists from around the world featured in this book investigate the potential future of humans living in alliance with nature and the role of art in this undertaking as a technological, scientific, and social experiment. Essays by Benjamin H. Bratton, T. J. Demos, Reza Negarestani, and Jussi Parikka shed light on multiple different perspectives, such as colonialism, post-humanism, ecology, and artistic adaption of new technologies.

Edited by Suad Garayeva-Maleki and Heike Munder
Published by Scheidegger & Spiess
ISBN: 978-3-85881-864-5

In cooperation with YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
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