(Seoul, South Korea)
Anthropocene is a term that defines “a geological epoch underthe significant human impact” with concern about environmental issues. This new era indicates the time when every human behavior hasexerted tremendous influence around the globe by causing enormous changes for the natural environment and an ecological crisis that puts into risk human life in the future.
Focusing on Brazil’s regional, cultural, and social peculiarities, “Dear Amazon: BRAZIL X KOREA The Anthropocene 2019” aims to address the ecological crisis regarding ‘Anthropocene’ from an integrated view point of various contemporary art practice and humanities.
Centered on “Dear Amazon” that presents the works of 11 Brazilian young artists, this exhibition consists of 3 partsincluding Lounge Project “Dear Tomorrow” that involves the works of 8 teams of Korean artists, designer, writer, animation director, environmentalist, and gardening studio, and Screening Program “Videobrasil Historical Collection” that shows 9 Brazilian videos on the subject of Anthropocene.
The exhibition develops the political, philosophical, and ecological thought experiments in the mostpractical way that cultural texts are capable of, through theimaginary representation about post-Apocalypse. Moreover,Dear Amazon: BRAZIL X KOREA The Anthropocene 2019 aimsto provide the new artistic structure which enables artists andaudiences of Korea and Brazil to widely approach the discourseof Anthropocene through the attempt to think and understandhow we position ourselves where different histories andexperiences are related.