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4 things to know about Pera + Flora + Fauna

4 things to know about Pera + Flora + Fauna

Pera + Flora + Fauna trailer

Pera + Flora + Fauna trailer

Pera + Flora + Fauna engages with the discourse around how indigenousness and nature are affected by mainstream cultural attitudes of industrialised nations, the very nations contributing to existing environmental problems. This leads us to question, can aesthetic thinking support the conservation and restoration of nature or indigenous rights and ways of life? Can indigenous...
What not to miss

What not to miss

The relationship between humans and nature is scrutinised from the perspective of indigenous people in this exhibition, with works from Malaysian artists and members of the Semai tribe...
Pera + Flora + Fauna

Pera + Flora + Fauna

Pera + Flora + Fauna is an official Collateral Event at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, commissioned by PORT of Perak, Malaysia. It engages with the discourse around how indigenousness and nature are affected by mainstream cultural attitudes of industrialised nations, the very nations contributing to existing environmental problems. This leads us...
59th Venice Biennial

59th Venice Biennial

Pera + Flora + Fauna engages with the discourse around how indigenousness and nature are affected by mainstream cultural attitudes of industrialised nations, the very nations contributing to existing environmental problems. This leads us to question, can aesthetic thinking support the conservation and restoration of nature or indigenous rights and ways of life? Can indigenous...
55th Venice Biennial

55th Venice Biennial

Maldives Pavilion | Portable Nation | Disappearance as work in progress – approaches to Ecological Romanticism. The history of the artistic aesthetics of the Maldives is not widely documented as the island nation is not known for its visual arts activities but rather for the supreme beauty of its ocean, ecology and environment. The art collective...
Manifesta 8

Manifesta 8

Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is a roving, contemporary art event, showcasing the most innovative work by artists and curators from Europe and beyond. In the early 1990s, Manifesta was launched as a unique, roving art event, a project devised by a Dutch initiative that took shape as the International Foundation Manifesta (IFM),...
Curatorial video

Curatorial video

CPS’s curatorial contribution to Manifesta 8 goes beyond traditional exhibition formats to use and investigate forms of (mass) media communication. What is the media’s relationship to the formation of reality, how does it relate to ideas of truth, fact and history, and what are its possibilities for communication and representation? With art’s quest to expand audiences and...
CPS Manifesta 8 Blog

CPS Manifesta 8 Blog

More than a presentation, CPS’s Manifesta 8 Blog is a sort of a live masterplan – a research, planning and organisational tool for our curatorial program. The blog is constantly updated and refined and will continue beyond the M8 opening (also as a critical evaluation mechanism).  
CPS venue videos

CPS venue videos

CPS’s focus on media production and distribution of information is carried out through the use of television, radio, press and internet as exhibition spaces; in addition to this, we also want the audience being able to engage with a more physical dimension. Thus we work with artists whose practices, projects and interests resides in a ‘diagonal’ take...
Texts

Texts

The history, and its rest, of the title, convey many earlier and present-day stories, some of them known, others not – their absence possibly due to forms of colonial and neo-colonial power, either political, financial or cultural. The issue is centred on how that history is archived and transferred (taught), while at the same time,...
Photostream

Photostream