Laressa Kosloff at Te Tuhi Contemporary, Aotearoa

Laressa Kosloff work ‘New Futures’ features in the exhibition ‘Who Can Think What Can Think’ curated by Bruce E. Phillips at Te Tuhi Contemporary in Aotearoa, New Zealand until 7 May 2023.
‘Who can think, what can think’ is an exhibition that challenges definitions of ‘intelligence’ in relation to human and non-human cognition by embracing understanding of biodiversity and neurodiversity. To question ‘who and what can think’ requires us to confront the troubling history of categorising intelligence that has led to certain groups of people being excluded, controlled and killed, while plants, animals and whole ecosystems are exploited and destroyed. Despite this history, those who worked to understand and value cognitive diversity in all its forms began to influence positive social change.