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Sylvia Wynter’s Anticolonial Legacy Guides the Hammer Museum’s “No Humans Involved”

Installation view of No Humans Involved at the Hammer Museum.
Installation view of No Humans Involved at the Hammer Museum.

“No Humans Involved,” the latest group exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, is rooted in the post-Anthropocene. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vanessa Arizmendi, it presents a topography beyond "humanness," dismantling the value and notion of the categorization as it has been used in colonialist utopias. By taking the position that humanness, as an engineering of Western thought, is neither esteemed nor desirable, the “No Humans Involved” artists build worlds onto themselves, charting something anew.

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