25/05/2023 - 10/09/2023
Contemporary - Video
Kent Chan - Future Tropics
Gasworks presents Future Tropics, the first UK solo exhibition by Amsterdam-based Singaporean artist Kent Chan. Working in collaboration with other artists, writers and musicians, Chan imagines potential scenarios of a future and global tropic.
His practice explores past and future relationships between heat and cultural identity, as well as the legacies of colonial modernity in a time of climate crisis.
Pushing real-world observations of climate change and speculating upon the makeup of societies after the loss of climate variation, Chan's exhibition at Gasworks aims to expand our geoclimatic imagination about the impending future by addressing hypothetical yet urgent questions such as:
"If the entire world turned tropical, what would it mean to have an Old and New Tropics? How would global culture and geopolitical relations be reshaped in a mono-climatic world?"
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