On September 15, Manege hosted a lecture by Anastasia Yarmosh, entitled “The future belongs to us? Art & Science projects in the context of global challenges”.
Artists working at the junction of art and science offer us a critical rethinking and artistic interpretation of the challenges facing our planet – the global changes occurring in the human living environment. At this point in time, when the effects of climate change, “plastic islands”, and biohacking are being felt by increasingly more people, eco-visionaries have begun discussing the idea of the Anthropocene Epoch, during which the results of anthropogenic activity change the cultural codes and social horizons of the future.
Art & Science projects, which have been shown at key international exhibition spaces in recent years, are more and more often connected with foresight and the culture of the future. In one of the exhibitions, the artists, architects, and scientists uncompromisingly announced “The future belongs to us!”. But is that true? Art & Science is a new phenomenon at the crossroads of science, art, and design. It proposes a path of sustainable consumption and touches on issues of communication between species and possible solutions to ecological crises. But what does that path consist of? Is it mostly contemporary art, or is it largely real prototypes of examples of the thoughts and actions of new humans in the Industry 5.0 era?
Speaker Anastasia Yarmosh, PhD, is a curator and creator of Art & Science initiatives and projects. She was curator of the scientific program of the Skolkovo Art & Science Day 2019, and co-author of the first international Art & Science graduate program in Russia (2017-2019). She also curated the Art & Science exhibition project Measuring Chaos. Science as a Means of Communication (2019-2020). She regularly participates in international conferences and scientific projects in the sphere of art.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube-channel.