Samdani Art Foundation
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2 NOVEMBER 2018 - 6 January 2019, CHENGdu, china

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence, opened November 2 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in south-west China, presented artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups, exploring ecology, technology and the commons, and envisioning how we today may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values—rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these techniques and knowledge systems.

Fostering a speculative approach rooted in conceptual thinking and creative experimentation, the project includes artist residencies, concerts, talks, and educational programs taking place across multiple venues in Chengdu and in nearby Jiajiang County. Cosmopolis #1.5 was curated by Kathryn Weir, with associate curator Ilaria Conti and curatorial advisor Zhang Hanlu.

Samdani Art Foundation was pleased to support Kathryn Weir's research into Bangladesh via her Dhaka Art Summit 2018 fellowship and her engagement with our artist led initiatives forum. Her research resulted in Bangladeshi artists Munem Wasif, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, and Samdani Art Award 2016 winner Rasel Chowdhury's participation in the exhibition Cosmopolis 1.5: Enlarged Intelligence. 

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