Curated by Victoria Yaoli Wang


Artists: Shuyi Cao, Furen Dai, GUO Cheng, Johannes Heldén and Håkan Jonson, Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco, Volkan Kızıltunc, Sun Park, and Lou Sheppard


“The Anthropocene” is the name that has been given to our current geological age, defined by the dominant impact of human and industrial activity on the planet and its biosphere. Through the work of eight artists and collectives, the virtual exhibition Count No Man Happy Until the End Is Known invites the audience to explore ways in which the Anthropocene has profoundly altered the relationship between humans and the ecosystem, including politics, economics, sociality, security of many kinds, and as we see now, the entanglement of globalism and the new order of pandemicism. Climate volatility and all that it ramifies force us to face the prospect of a very different human world and even a future without humans. Count No Man Happy Until the End Is Known asks us what are the choices we must make?


Image: Lou Sheppard, Requiem for the Antarctic Coast, 2017, Musical composition and drawings


Yaoli Wang

Wang (Beijing, China) received her B.A. in Art History, with double minors in Psychology and Japanese, from the University of Miami, Florida. She has served as a curatorial assistant to Xiaoning Cai, working on the China International Women’s Film Festival, Shenyang station, at 1905 Re-creative Space, Shenyang, Liaoning. She co-curated the ninth annual student-curated exhibition Inner Spheres: The Tender Force of Art in Glass with her professor Jenna Efrein at the Lowe Art Museum in University of Miami.

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