Including the work of over 50 international artists in an exhibit which will occupy a space of over 3,000 square metres, “The End of the World” at Centro Pecci encourages visitors to take an outsider’s perspective on our current reality. Spectators will enter through the new wing of the museum, designed by Maurice Nio, and once inside will experience a feeling of being projected a few thousand light years away from the present to review our world as if it were geological eras from our current time.
This journey is made up of works by already established international artists and also those of younger, emerging artists, many of whom come from regions of strong contrast and conflict. Throughout the exhibition, various mediums and artistic expressions will be interconnected: music, theatre, cinema, architecture and dance, depicted not only through specific pieces but as integral moments of the show as a whole.
“The End of the World” will be accompanied by a series of conferences and debates which will develop the various themes explored in the exhibition, and will include scientific, philosophical and literary aspects; from more recent theories of physics to archaeological topics, and from science fiction to ecology and sustainability.
- Aristide Antonas, Landscape with Crane Rooms and Keg Apartments, (Ubin Quarry in Singapore). Courtesy of Aristide Antonas.