Victoria Art Center, Bucharest: CIRCUMSTANCES FAVORABLE TO NATURAL SELECTION

Victoria Art Center invites you Tuesday, December 16, 7 pm, to the opening of the exhibition CIRCUMSTANCES FAVORABLE TO NATURAL SELECTION   (IEEB6 parallel event)

Curator Olivia Nițiș

Two different geographies relate to the same issues: the current context of ecological policies, local as well as global environmental contexts, forced migration due to climate change and human intervention, the domestic and the public spaces as spaces of interaction with nature through people’s daily decisions with highly increased impact on the environment. Natural selection in the process of evolution is now replaced by evolution through human intervention. Artificial selection/selective breeding, the industrial landscape reconfiguration, fracking, gold mining, chemical agriculture and industrial animal farming are followed by a strong ethical reaction and scientific analysis of human evolution, its mechanisms and anthropological ideologies.

The Austrian and Turkish artists configure a space of intersection where national identity functions as a tool of deconstruction on a larger critical platform where Darwin’s theory as a point of reference is counterbalanced by empirical data, contemporary perspectives on biodiversity and what we call the “natural” architecture of our planet.

“In the economy of nature, if any one species does not become modified and improved in a corresponding degree with its competitors, it will soon be exterminated.”

Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, first published in 1859.

Opening: Tuesday, December 16, 7 pm

December 17 – January 20

Victoria Art Center, Calea Victoriei 12 C (lângă Biserica Zlătari)

www.artvictoria.ro

Media partners: ArtClue, modernism.ro, Radio France Internationale Romania, Metropotam, Artindex, Clubul Presei Transatlantice.

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