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Shanghai Project 2

Envision 2116

Exposición: Seeds of Time
22 abril - 30 julio 2017

Curadores: Yongwoo Lee & Hans Ulrich Obrist

Lista de participantes

Sedes: Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Envision Pavilion, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum

Desde su inicio en 2016, Shanghai Project ha sido un experimento, un laboratorio para poner a prueba los límites de los supuestos existentes y para evaluar cómo las ideas pueden expandir más allá de los confines del conocimiento individual. Por un período de 100 días, Seeds of Time (Semillas del Tiempo) entabla una conversación con el público de Shanghai a través de una exposición, una publicación y de programas diversos como proyecciones, performances, talleres e intervenciones sociales. Frente al fantasma de la extinción, Shanghai Project procura inspirar discusiones y acciones en relación a la sostenibilidad de nuestros futuros en el siglo 22 y al potencial de encontrar soluciones a través de cooperaciones interdisciplinarias.

Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Seeds of Time

Bajo curaduría de Yongwoo Lee y Hans Ulrich Obrist, la exposición Seeds of Time del Capítulo 2 del Shanghai Project fue inaugurada el 22 de abril de 2017, en el Himalayas Museum de Shanghai.

La muestra ha tomando como título el de la película documental sobre Cary Fowler y su inciativa de establecer el Banco Mundial de Semillas de Svalbard en Noruega. Además de llamar a la acción frente a la situación climática de nuestro planeta, la exposición procura explorar opciones de sostenibilidad para comprender mejor las posibles soluciones a problemas ambientales y sociales urgentes.

Seeds of Time es un capítulo especial en las investigaciones a largo plazo de los participantes del Shanghai Project. Con cada nuevo capítulo, la estructura dinámica se desarrolla más allá del formato Bienal al que ha respondido al principio. La exposición presenta obras de cinco investigadores principales (Root Researchers) y sus equipos interdisciplinarios, así como también los proyectos de más de 40 investigadores participantes individuales.

The contribution of French anthropologist, philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour’s team “Reset Modernity! Shanghai Perspective” concentrates on a set of issues that modernity encounters at a time of deep ecological mutation. The project was presented in the format of a series of workshops in May 2017, as a continuation of his long-term exploration of modernity and its multi-faceted discrepancies.

Sophia Al-Maria Root Researcher Team’s performance “The Limerent Object” was inspired by her video work of the same name. The performance combines video, dance, text and an installation in a series of offerings intended to future-proof and bless 2116.

Venturing out into the city in the form of a bus, Qiu Anxiong imagines in “Route of the Future” what shape an underwater Shanghai may take in a century’s time, visually responding to science-fiction writer Ken Liu’s “Shanghai in 48 Hours, a Weekend Itinerary for International Visitors by Roaming Planets Guides, 2116.”

The exhibition will feature documentations of Otobong Nkanga’s project “Landversation,” including images and a video interview. Already fully realized in the fall of 2016, the project began in Shanghai with three handcrafted tables as surfaces and vehicles to support locally sourced materials and objects, which served in provoking conversation.

Zhang Haimeng, Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Shanghai offices, designed an online, game-like experiment to allow mobile device users to invest in the formation of futuristic enterprises. The exhibition will showcase 10 illustrated ideas from the project “Fast-Forward Future 2116,” which was fully realised in Chapter 1 of the Shanghai Project.

Bruno Latour: Reset Modernity! Shanghai Perspective

Otobong Nkanga: Landversation, 2016

Exploring the causes and effects of ecological transformation, Shanghai Project participants, address sustainability through the lens of interdisciplinarity. Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s “EXIT” which was commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, co-quantifies and displays global human migratory conditions and causes, and explores their far-reaching consequences. Liu Chuang engages with the research of Thomas Hartung and David Pamies as well as that of Stuart Kim, shedding light on our efforts to find scientific solutions to environmental problems, while also suggesting the limits we encounter. Responding to the role of inventor and visionary Leonardo da Vinci, Li Naihan has developed “Mind Palace,” a virtual reality experience that explores the potential methods and practices of future polymaths.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro: EXIT, 2008-2015

Yoko Ono’s long commitment to spreading peace and love with humanity is embodied in different forms in the exhibition, including the performance “Bells for Shanghai,” sound installation “We’re All Water” and ongoing project “WISH TREE,” offering a glimpse of hope and comfort in the midst of intense discussion about how to affect change. The documentary “Seeds of Time” follows Cary Fowler as he champions the creation of the world’s first global seed vault. Located in Norway and a vital defense against rapid loss of crop diversity, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault consists of a seed collection on a scale larger than any other.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway

Maya Lin’s installation “What is Missing? Empty Room” is a tribute to vanished and endangered species and speaks to a sixth mass extinction. Seeds of Time also includes an homage to Gustav Metzger (1926-2017), a world renowned artist and tireless anti-consumerist, anti-capitalist activist who challenged us to act against extinction. Adapting the WH Auden quote, he wrote: “We must become idealists or die.”

Maya Lin: What is Missing? The Empty Room

Chapter 2 Seeds of Time: Participantes
Lista de investigadores individuales y equipos de investigación

(De informaciones de prensa
Press release, 22 abril 2017

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Contacto de prensa:
Xian Chen - xian.chen(at)shanghai-project.org
Ming Zhang - ming.zhang(at)shanghai-project.org

Con el apoyo de:
Zendai Group and Envision Energy

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