Are we the last real humans? We consider this question in a conversation about art as a speculative science. Listen as we ponder our uncertain future.
Laura Randall, scholar in residence at the Rubell Family Collection, shares the dark side of the exhibition Still Human, introducing artists who imagine a world where we never die and wonder if mayonnaise is alive. With curator Joey Orr (now at the Spencer Museum of Art), artist Andrew Yang contemplates our place in the cosmos and talks about how much sand it takes to build an homage to Carl Sagan inside the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Listen for the sound of your possible future in tracks shared by Jon Rafman, Cécile B. Evans and Andrew Yang.
Other exhibitions we talk about: Post Human, Deitch Projects; In the Holocene, MIT List Center, What Absence Is Made Of, Hirshhorn.
Featured Sound: Jon Rafman, Poor Magic, courtesy the artist; Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants, courtesy the artist and Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark; Andrew Yang, White Noise, courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Related Links: Rubell Family Collection, Still Human, Spencer Museum of Art, Andrew Yang, homage to Carl Sagan, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Jon Rafman, Cécile B. Evans
Tags: Andrew Yang, Andro Wekua, Art and Our Uncertain Future, Cécile B. Evans, Deitch Projects, Ed Atkins, Hirshhorn, In the Holocene, Joey Orr, Jon Rafman, Josh Kline, Kunsthal Aarhus, Laura Randall, Mera and Don Rubell, MIT List Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Post Human, Rubell Family Collection, Spencer Museum of Art, Still Human, What Absence Is Made Of