Planet B: Climate Change and the New Sublime
The first exhibition of Radicants, the international curatorial cooperative launched by Nicolas Bourriaud in January 2022, reflects on the aesthetic notion that determines the Anthropocene.
“Planet B: Climate Change & the New Sublime” is the first exhibition of Radicants, the international curatorial cooperative launched by Nicolas Bourriaud in January 2022.
Designed in three separate acts, presented successively at Palazzo Bollani in Venice throughout the 59th Art Biennale – from April 20 to November 27 – the exhibition explores the impact of climate change on today’s art through the notion of the sublime, as defined in the 18th century by the philosopher Edmund Burke: “a delight tinged with terror”. This contemporary sublime conveys the feeling of humankind’s loss of control over the planet, becoming the aesthetic notion that determines the Anthropocene.
The exhibition is divided in three parts, “Every exhibition is a forest” from April 20 to June 26, “Charles Darwin and the coral reefs” from July 8 to August 26 and “The tragic death of Nauru Island” from September 8 to November 27. Gathered together, the three exhibitions feature 27 artists from 17 countries.
Featured artists: Nils Alix-Tabeling, Dana-Fiona Armour, Charles Avery, Gianfranco Baruchello, Hicham Berrada, Bianca Bondi, Peter Buggenhout, Roberto Cabot, Alex Cerveny, Anna Conway, Sterling Crispin, Kendell Geers, Anna Bella Geiger, Loris Gréaud, Max Hooper Schneider, Agata Ingarden, Per Kirkeby, Agnieszka Kurant, Romana Londi, Turiya Magadlela, Licia Pizzani, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Ylva Snöfrid, Nicolàs Uribura, Ambera Wellmann, Haegue Yang and Phillip Zach.
Mon Sun 10am – 6pm
Palazzo Bollani, Castello, 3647, 30122 Venezia VE