University of California, Riverside’s Sweeney Art Gallery presented Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art during fall 2009 and winter 2010. This was group exhibition of twenty international artists exploring human interaction with animals through provocative video installations, photographs, paintings, and sculptures. It was co-curated by myself and Los Angeles-based artist and independent curator Rachel Mayeri. Intelligent Design came on the heels of several exhibitions and conferences in the UK in 2009 that explored the topic of interspecies interactions in light of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.
During the run of the exhibition, I kept being reminded that different species will never know the consciousness of …This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #5 (2007-11),Pluripotential (Shifter 16)