Memorial To The Future Site-Specific Architectural Installation by Daniela Soberman 25ft x 33ft x 33ft Video installations curated by: Kisito Assangni & Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Photographic elements: open-source via Torrance Art Museum staff, Sue-Na Gay
Curated by Max Presneill Torrance Art Museum
DIVERSEartLA curated by Marisa Caichiolo
The utopianism of modernity that led to scientific and technological developments also led us towards forms of capitalism that have endangered the planet. Exploitation, excess, and greed have driven this while an ostrich-head-in-the-sand posture has characterized our approach to engaging with climate change, and the problems and potential solutions that await us in the present as much as the near future.
The formalist structure, created by Daniela Soberman, acts as the historical link to the project of Modernity and its aspirations while simultaneously reminding us of its perils and failures. Using Brutalist architecture as a reference point that encapsulates both the idealism and abject failure of this model, the collaborations, via photograph and video, highlight the need for immediate action. This project brings together 6-8 artists, in conjunction with Soberman, to explore the situation within the historical context that led us to this point of environmental catastrophe but with contemporary takes on our current position.
They do this not by way of propaganda, but rather via a diversity of photographic concerns that by physical proximity in their installation on a single structure, bring together various viewpoints and interpretations of warning, of caution, of danger in respect of our environment, nature and climate.
ECOPOETICS OF GENERIC WORLD International video program on climate change Curated by Kisito Assangni Climate change is arguably the most pressing socio-political issue of our time, with famine, poverty, loss of biodiversity, and mass relocation hanging in the balance. ECOPOETICS OF GENERIC WORLD offers a range of artistic positions and responses to the dichotomy of impending climate change. The project consists of a screening that presents works by international contemporary artists working at the intersection of arts, climate change, culture, and technology.