Amalia Pica: 'please listen hurry others speak better'
11 April 2019
Join Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, curators of Amalia Pica’s 2017-18 exhibition please open hurry, for the launch of the accompanying catalogue, copublished with The Power Plant, Toronto and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).
please listen hurry others speak better brings together two threads in Pica’s practice: communication between humans and exchange between species. The artist raises questions of mutual understanding through constructing forums that address shared experience. Illustrations of primate and human social models and interpersonal communication in the publication are accompanied by documentation of performances that enact social hierarchies and animal-language studies.
Volker Sommer writes about his work on animal rights and the initiative to establish a “community of equals,” and Filipa Ramos reflects on primate anthropologists Jane Goodall and Gregory Bateson. A conversation between Carolin Köchling and Pica considers her artistic practice, and Eugenio Viola and Pica discuss the performative element of the artworks.
Get your copy of please listen hurry others speak better and join Burns and Lundh for an introductory talk and reading in the Gallery Shop.