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The Posthuman City.
Climates. Habitats. Environments.

23 November 2019 — 23 February 2020

Opening reception: Friday, 22 November 2019, 7.00–9.00pm

 

Irene Agrivina (Indonesia)

Animali Domestici (Italy/Thailand)

Pierre Huyghe (France/United States)

Jae Rhim Lee (South Korea/United States)

Lucy + Jorge Orta (United Kingdom, Argentina/France)

Nicholas Mangan (Australia)

Marjetica Potrč (Slovenia/Germany)

Hito Steyerl (Germany)

 

Taking NTU CCA Singapore’s overarching research topic Climates. Habitats. Environments. as departure point, the exhibition The Posthuman City examines the urban fabric as a habitat for a diversity of species. More than half the world’s human population lives in urban areas, which poses challenges to the various city dwellers, and creates demands that cause severe damage to the wider environment. With the climate crisis announcing devastating scenarios particularly for coastal regions, many megacities will be starkly impacted. Additionally, global urbanisation and the exploitation of resources happen on the expense of human and other species alike. Could there be possibilities of co-existence between species and a conscious sharing of resources? “Right now, the earth is full of refugees, human and not, without refuge,” states the scholar Donna Haraway, a leading figure in ecofeminism and post-humanism.

The exhibition The Posthuman City engages these topics through imaginative options offered by artists and architects. The featured projects, at the intersection of art, design, and architecture, range from installations to time-based media, addressing questions of sustainability, quality and quantity of air, water, and food, nature as a form of culture, and implementation of lived indigenous knowledge.

The accompanying public programmes include seminars deepening the discussion around post-humanism and the urban, culminating with the second edition of NTU CCA IdeasFest on February 21-23, 2020, guest curated by IdeasCity, New Museum, New York.

 

This exhibition is curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, NTU ADM, and Laura Miotto, Associate Professor, NTU ADM.

 

Image caption: Nicholas Mangan, Termite Economies, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.