Curated by Leah Brown, Elle Schorr, Peter Symons
ABOUT OPPOSING FUTURES
Human beings have always imagined what the future might have in store. Yet speculative fiction writers and filmmakers seem to have grappled with these ideas more than have the creative thinkers in the realm of visual art. This exhibition seeks to change that. Opposing Futures is an exhibition of contemporary art by 20 Florida artists/artist teams who are envisioning what may actually lie ahead.
Will we solve the world’s health, water, food and energy problems? Bring prosperity to the far corners of the globe? Extend the life cycle? Weave technological innovation into meaningful and productive activity from youth through advanced old age? Expand civilization into outer space? Bring about world peace?
Or…will we succumb to regional conflicts, bombs and biological/chemical warfare, or digital takeovers, overt and covert actions, fears of “the other”, climate change, environmental destruction, epidemics, famine, natural disasters?
Who will win? Who will lose? How will these and other changes affect our societies, and what consequences may flow from these changes? What new challenges will arise?
Curators Leah Brown, Elle Schorr and Peter Symons have challenged artists from across South Florida to envision and create new artworks based on these and their own questions about what the future holds. Artworks are across all media, including traditional art forms and media, as well as performance, video, installation and interactivity.
Exhibition Reception Dates:
June 24th 6-10pm
Artist talk: May 18th, 7pm
Address: FATVillage Projects, 523 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale.
Press contact: Leah Brown, Leah@fatvillage.com
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