‘Communism was our utopia’: Traces of the past in utopian futures.
Public Lecture at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, May 16th 2010.
This talk will contextualise the exhibition ‘Cao Fei: Utopia’ in the ongoing tradition of art’s engagements with utopia. Departing from Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” the talk examines the ecological, economic, political, and technological history of utopian dreams. This is the last day of the exhibition. Cao Fei: Utopia is a joint project by ARTSPACE Auckland and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.