QIU ZHIJIE 'Maps of Technological Ethics' 2017 (detail)
organized by Centre Pompidou
02/11/2018 - 06/01/2019
Curated by Kathryn Weir, with associate curator Ilaria Conti and curatorial advisor Zhang Hanlu the group show running until January in south-west of China, at Chengdu, presents artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups. Themes explored: technology and ecology, and how we today may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values—rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these knowledge systems and techniques. The project includes concerts, talks, artist residencies, educational programs taking place in Chengdu and in nearby Jiajiang County. It was launched in 2016 by the Centre Pompidou to highlight research-based creative practices that are rooted in a particular context yet engage in international conversations. Chengdu exhibition is the second major exhibition associated with the platform. Project engages with rural and urban spaces, and the shifts in the dynamic between them due to the digital economy and other cultural, ecological, and technological transformations. It is supported by the Mao Jihong Arts Foundation and the city of Chengdu.