Concrete collaborates with Hayward Gallery on “Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future”, already on view in London at Hayward Gallery, from April to June 2018. The group show brings together artworks by seven international artists who imagine how our world might look and feel in the future. Engaging with the idea that adaptation is necessary for survival, the artists present films, sculpture and text-based works that explore ideas of change and hybrid forms of architecture, biology, technology, and language.
The exhibition departs from Darwin’s theory of evolution and his modern translation in the business sector, in which the principle of natural adjustment serve as a metaphor for a future-facing strategy of survival and growth. The concept has also been adopted with a reversed meaning, for example by contemporary entrepreneurial start-ups. The artists on show try to respond to all these cultural shifts, advancing guesses or critics about society’s evolution and the increasing patterns of growth and consumption.