Acrylic and pencil on cotton canvas
61 x 146 x 5 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Drawing from an observation by an art world colleague, Foundation delves into an analogy. It likens the Apple TV adaptation (2021–) of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation (1951–1993) to the private art foundations of the 21st century. Predominantly, these foundations champion inclusivity initiatives, technological progress and are fervent proponents of ecological activism.
Ecology – inclusivity – technology: Are these pooled pursuits not strategies aimed at preserving Earth’s species, much like psychohistory serves as a preservation tool in Asimov’s saga? Do they not provide a foundational framework for envisioning life on another planet, echoing Asimov’s concept of relocating a scientific intelligentsia to a remote planetary outpost to save a galaxy from barbarism?