Are we entering a post anthropocentric era? – BBC Reel

19 May 2022|Humanity

Are we at the centre of the universe? This question is an essential theme this year at the Venice Biennale, an art show often praised for being able to capture the Zeitgeist.

The curator, Cecilia Alemani, imagines a world where humans are ‘not at the top of the pyramid’, and live in a more horizontal relationship not only with each other, but also with nature and animals, with organic and non-organic beings. Alemani is the first Italian woman to be the curator of the Biennale, arguably the most important art event in the world, and the 213 artists in the show are mostly female and gender non-conforming.

In this piece, we asked rising stars Jamian Juliano-Villani, Tau Lewis, Máret Ánne Sara and Wu Tsang, as well as revered artist Cecilia Vicuña, how they imagine a post human-centric world.

Video by Anna Bressanin
Filmed by Ilya Shnitser

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