People of Remarkable Talents (PORT) has commissioned the exhibition Pera + Flora + Fauna as an official Collateral Event at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Pera + Flora + Fauna engages with the discourse around how indigenousness and nature are affected by mainstream cultural attitudes of industrialised nations, the very nations contributing to existing environmental problems.
This leads us to question, can aesthetic thinking support the conservation and restoration of nature or indigenous rights and ways of life? Can indigenous populations across the globe challenge the mainstream documented (art) history written by the non-indigenous? Can indigenous populations achieve the liberty to collectively claim “their own history and narratives”, antagonising the dominant discourse?
Pera + Flora + Fauna intends to address these questions by drawing on different perspectives of man, nature, and their interrelation.
During the biennale Pera + Flora + Fauna offers a series of SATELLITE EVENTS with collaborators across Asia and Europe. Click to know more about the events.