Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
23.10.2019 — 23.12.2019
Cosmopolis 2: rethinking the human brings artists and critical thinkers to address questions of technological diversity, scale and of social value, reaffirming other modes of existence, geographic articulations and cosmologies. Curated by Kathryn Weir, the exhibition includes work by Nandita Kumar and Lisa Reihana. While Kumar creates sensory objects and environments that reflect and reimagine the encounters between the industrial and natural worlds, Reihana reinterprets the cosmological and mythological figures of Māori culture in the photographic and video works from Ihi.
Launched as a platform at the Centre Pompidou in 2016, Cosmopolis focuses on research-based, collaborative and interdisciplinary contemporary art practices. Through residencies, exhibitions, discursive programs and publications, it engages with artists who are concerned with the production of relationships and the exchange of knowledge, participating in a resurgence of interest in cosmopolitical approaches. Following 'Cosmopolis #1: Collective Intelligence', presented in 2017 in Paris, focused on new forms of artistic collaboration, 'Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence', presented in 2018 in Chengdu, China saw artists envisioning how to draw on artificial and ecological intelligence towards collectively defined ends.