Congratulations to CCSCA student Leora Joy for successfully defending her MA thesis entitled ‘Exhibiting the Anthropocene: The 2018 and 2020 Taipei Biennials and the Politics of (Post-)Nature’.
In her thesis, Leora critically examined the potential of art and exhibitions to imagine the world anew and engender change in the age of the Anthropocene. Through an analysis of two editions of the Taipei Biennial: the 2018 show “Post-Nature–A Museum as an Ecosystem,” and the 2020 exhibition “You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet”. Leora’s thesis drew attention to the various ways in which art and exhibition-making might contribute to the ‘decolonization of nature’ and the envisioning of alternative, more sustainable and just, ecological futures.
Thank you to the thesis advisor Francis Maravillas (CCSCA) and examination committee members Lu Peiyi (CCSCA) and Manray Hsu (Independent curator).