Imaginaris multiespècies, de Christian Alonso

Eio Ramon, Pernis apivorus / Airbus A32 (Mirador de Cal Francès, Viladecans. Espais Naturals del Delta del Llobregat), 2016.

A project curated by Christian Alonso

Multispecies Imaginaries: The Art of Living in a Contingent, Uncertain World

From 3 February to 30 April, 2022

Multispecies Imaginaries invites us to consider a notion of community that goes beyond the human. Artists delve into the complex worlds of microorganisms, plants, animals, fungi and technopets and they bring light to the fact that we do not live cut off from our surroundings, but rather maintain a constitutive relationality and consequential involvement with the wider world. Their situated methods of knowing and becoming with other beings help us to understand how dense ecologies made of fleshy, fluid, genetic materials, spores and microchips are produced. They offer us stories that shape experiential worlds traversed by issues of class, gender and race, and they invite us to develop different modalities of trans-species hospitality and care.

Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato, Vicky Benítez, Tue Greenfort, Eduardo Ruiz, Pluriversal Radio, Nien Boots, Ruben Verdú, Helen Torres, Llapispanc, Olga Olivera-Tabeni, Quimera Rosa, Grup de treball de les ecologies híbrides del Delta del Llobregat (Christian Alonso, Vicky Benítez, Ferran Lega, Eduardo Ruiz, Chiara Sgaramella), Mary Maggic, Aníbal García Arregui, Oficina de relació interespècies (Quim Packard, Caterina Almirall).

 

Christian Alonso (Lleida, 1987) is a cultural researcher, writer and curator based in Barcelona. He teaches Art History and Theory at the ESDi Design School - Universitat Ramon Llull and the Universitat de Lleida. He is the director of the Working Group on Hybrid Ecologies of the Delta del Llobregat, of the international symposia Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art (MACBA, 2016-2021); and has been coordinator of the On Mediation programme on curatorship from 2013 to 2021. He holds a PhD in Art history from the University of Barcelona, with a thesis that combines Félix Guattari’s ecosophy and a set of ethico-aesthetic practices in order to conceptualise the work of art as a technology that produces non-anthropocentric modes of life. He has worked on this subject as a curator (Polítiques del sòl (Land-use politics), Centre d’Art Maristany, 2019; Recomposicions maquíniques (Machinic recompositions), Can Felipa, 2017) and as author and editor of books and magazines (Transversal ethico-aesthetics, REGAC 2022; Mutating ecologies in contemporary art, UB Editions 2019); as coordinator of congresses, symposia, seminars and workshops on art and critical thinking, and as director of applied artistic research projects. caosmosis.net  

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