Michael Wang / Photosynthesism

Michael Wang / Photosynthesism

On Thursday, 5 October at 3pm CEST Fabrica presents an online lecture by artist Michael Wang titled “Photosynthesism”.

Climate change reveals fundamental relationships between technological and natural processes. Artist Michael Wang will discuss recent work that grapples with these relationships and which seek to find creative and critical possibilities in this expanded field of the technological. Focusing on the metabolic, Wang will present works that engage modern energy infrastructures and their natural or biological underpinnings. He will also address more speculative works that look towards other forms of energy production and near futures of extraterrestrial extraction. Wang’s Manifesto of Photosynthesism, a call for an aesthetics of the carbon negative, will provide a theoretical background for several projects that work—and collaborate—with plants.

Michael Wang is an artist based in Rockland County, New York. His practice uses systems that operate at a global scale as media for art, addressing climate change, species distribution, resource allocation and the global economy. Wang’s work was the subject of solo exhibitions at Prada Rong Zhai, Shanghai (2022), LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, New York (curated by Swiss Institute, 2019) and the Fondazione Prada, Milan (2017). His work has also been included in Elevation 1049 in Gstaad (2023), the 13th Shanghai Biennale (2021), Manifesta 12 in Palermo (2018) and the XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo in Valparaíso (2017). In 2017, he was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant.

Michael Wang’s lecture is part of Fabrica’s “Co-ecologies” residency program curated by Carlos Casas.

If you wish to attend the lecture, write us at press@fabrica.it

Thursday 5th Oct 2023 — 15:00 - 16:00