Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art Exhibition

Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art Exhibition

UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery
Reception: Saturday, September 26, 6-9 PM

Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art is a group exhibition of twenty international artists exploring human interaction with animals through a collection of provocative video installations, photographs, paintings, and sculptures.

Artists in the exhibition collaborate with the animal species, which may be domesticated, imaginary, laboratory, modeled, or wild.

Artists design their projects as a form of conversation or inquiry about the non-human world and challenge the anthropocentric perspective of the world, placing human perception on par with other animals. Inspired by Darwin, the environmental movement, and species collapse, Intelligent Design envisions a paradigm shift in which human beings are no longer the center of the Universe.

The exhibition will also stimulate discussions about the differences and similarities of how the arts and sciences approach the world, animals as products, animal rights and conservation.