Co-Creating with Non-Humans

Mar 08 2024 Friday
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Diriyah Riyadh - Atrium get directions
Age Group Adults
50 SAR
Add to Calendar 03/08/2024 05:00 PM 03/08/2024 07:00 PM Asia/Riyadh Co-Creating with Non-Humans

Co-creating with non-humans is an expert-led mediated tour on-site at the Biennale, focusing on the artworks interacting with the diverse more-than-humans worlds. Throughout the tour, the visitors, accompanied by the art mediator, will delve into the works by Ursula Biemann, The Migrant Ecologies project, TAYYŪN research studio, Liang Shaoji, and Tomas Saraceno, as well as other presented narratives shedding light on cross-species entanglements. Conceived as a cultural mediation, the tour aims to create an open space for the public to share knowledge and perceptions and prompt collective envisioning triggered by artistic interventions.

The workshop is conducted by a co-collaborator for the Other Minds program and emerging curator Daria Ozerskaya. 

AS PART OF OTHER MINDS

OTHER MINDS is a cross-disciplinary program centered around the ways of thinking and seeing in more-than-human ways. It has been created in response to the curatorial vision of Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale 2024, After Rain, which embodies revitalization and renewal. It situates itself within a wider narrative of the co-existence of humans and non-humans.

Neuroscience has proved that the human brain cannot grasp the world as it is. If the objective world exists, how can we even come close to discovering it? 

The scientific and culturological tools developed to date allow for an experience of the “other”, or alternative ways of perceiving the world. With OTHER MINDS, we have assembled an array of scientists, thinkers, and artists to elaborate on plant-animal-microorganism-human relations through the new findings in neurosciences, biology, and anthropology, as well as through the metaphorical findings of the artworks presented at the Biennale. 

We will look closer at how non-human beings interact with reality, communicate, and create fascinating entanglements through their relationship with others, including humans. By receiving theoretical and practical insights from the program’s contributors, we might probably be able to see the world around us a bit closer to what it is — a world where all life is thoughtful life. 

The program was created in collaboration with Anna Kirikova and Daria Ozerskaya.

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Daria Ozerskaya

Daria Ozerskaya is an emerging art curator based in London. Holding an MA in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art (London), she assisted with the implementation of several cultural projects internationally, including the exhibition Lee Bul: Utopia Saved organized by The Manege Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg. Daria has been writing on contemporary art and culture, and her articles were featured in the Made In Bed magazine between 2021 and 2023. In 2022, she embarked on a journey as an independent curator, starting with the exhibition Found in Translation (Chelsea College of Arts, June 2022). As a result of the collaboration with the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, Daria is co-presenting a cross-disciplinary public program, Other Minds, at the 2024 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale.

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THE MEETING POINT WILL BE AT THE ATRIUM IN B8 (PUBLIC PROGRAMS BUILDING). IMAGE COPYRIGHT: VISITORS INTERACTING WITH THE INSTALLATION BY TOMÁS SARACENO © STUDIO TOMÁS SARACENO