COUNT NO MAN HAPPY UNTIL THE END IS KNOWN
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