Over seven days and four nights of live events, the Cosmopolitan exhibition program, organised by Rafaela Pandolfini with Jana Hawkins-Andersen, brought together artists, writers and collectives from Australia, Aotearoa, China, the USA and France, speaking to 'the social' in relationship to world-making, centres and peripheries. The show included artists who, together, address our changing relationship to the divisions and interconnections between contentious notions of the local and the global. Subcultural aesthetics and expressions of community pushed up against the logic of globalisation.
The typography imagines a possible future where multiculturalism has gone to the extreme, cultural boundaries have all but collapsed and fetishization reigns. Dragon motifs are as commonplace as serifs, geometric forms or pixels. Smoke motifs were used to create the ideal atmospheric conditions for the fluidity and varied opacity present in the shows themes…and of course because future humans stay vaping 💨
Motion Design by Rad Mora
Sound Design by E. Jane
curated by Rafaela Pandolfini
WITH Jana Hawkins-Andersen