capitalism

  • 27.09.2019. - 19.10.2019.

    Earth song's low frequency tones

    Heba Y. Amin, Gildo Bavčević, Staš Kleindienst, Mikko Lipiänen, Kolektiv Ljubavnice, Cauleen Smith, Lana Stojičević, Katarina Zlatec

    Curator: Irena Borić

    (It is not only species that are becoming extinct, but also the words, phrases, and gestures of human solidarity, Guattari Felix, The Three Ecologies, 1989.)

    Different visions of nature arise from concrete political arguments justifying social, political and economic hierarchies. Fast technological development, growing economic and social inequalities contribute to creating the environment marked by violent and inhumane power relations. Within that framework, the exhibition Earth Song’s Low Frequency approaches the complex relationship between “Man” and his surroundings via the works by Heba Y. Amin, Gildo Bavčević, Staš Kleindienst, Mikko Lipiäinen, the art collective Ljubavnice, Cauleen Smith, Lana Stojičević and Katarina Zlatec. It thereby relies on posthuman critical theory which criticizes the humanist ideal of “Man” as the measure of all things and precludes species hierarchy and the assumption of human exceptionalism (post-anthropocentric approach). By means of their critical and contextual approach, the presented works – taking specific case studies or speculations about the post-catastrophic future as their starting points – reveal the vampire logic that capitalism imposes on the environment.

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