BY 31ST CENTURY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY SPIRIT IN SHARJAH & SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION
Conceived by artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert, the 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit is an art project and conceptual museum. The museum features objects attached to stories of human empathy in order to foster a community around qualities of generosity and compassion that Lertchaiprasert considers crucial to human life. Thanks to extraordinary technological innovation, today’s world is replete with advanced knowledge and enhanced human abilities, which are often measured in terms of an intelligence quotient (IQ). Unfortunately, such material progress has also led to a loss of the affective connection between people, resulting in a low emotional quotient (EQ), which signifies the growing lack of empathy across our world today. An ideal society would be one that comprises not only material development but also inner peace and spiritual intelligence, or as Lertchaiprasert refers to it, the ‘love quotient (LQ)’, which requires an understanding of loving kindness, a virtue true to human nature.
E-book on Kamin Lertchaiprasert here
SHARJAH BIENNIAL 14: LEAVING THE ECHO CHAMBER
PART OF ‘JOURNEY BEYOND THE ARROW’, CURATED BY ZOE BUTT
SHARJAH BIENNIAL 14 WORKSHOP 31 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY 2019