Science

Life Time. Biological Clocks of the Universe

Our own perspective on existence-in-time is determined by self-awareness, by memories and plans for the future— but to what extent does it constitute an objective measure? This is what MU is investigating with the exhibition Life Time, that presents the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2017 alongside related works of nine more bio artists and designers.... READ MORE...

salt 13: Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson's works involve close collaboration with biochemists, engineers and astrophysicists, and explore space and time, often using technology to combine ordinary with cosmic. Some of these are on display at salt 13, the UMFA exhibition series dedicated to contemporary art.... READ MORE...

Remedial Works

Currently on view at Perth Insititute of Contemporary Art a group exhibition presenting six Australian and international artists whose works explore the specific materials of contemporary global societies, and how they can affect human bodies and the environment, by asking what role can art making perform towards remediation and healing.... READ MORE...

1948 Unbound. Unleashing the technical present

At Haus Der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, From November 30th to December 2nd a series of lectures, performative elements, gatherings and installations, all differing in duration, visibility, and interaction will investigate the year 1948 as the saddle point in forming the planetary re-arrangement process that now goes by the name “technosphere.”... READ MORE...

Martina Feipel & Jean Bechameil: Theatre of Disorder

Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil present Theatre of Disorder, a new body of work, at the Casino Luxembourg. The artist duo, based in Bruxelles, has since 2008 developed works that reflects on how the instruments familiar to us evolve towards a new form of interaction with humans; a choreography in which man and machine coexist.... READ MORE...

Nonhuman Networks

A current exhibition in Berlin takes into account recent philosophical approaches which emphasises nonhuman perspectives through object-oriented ontology. Through works by artists Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik and Heather Barnett it introduces an aesthetics of new forms of communication between human and nonhuman actors.... READ MORE...

After the End of the World

After the End of the World is an exhibition about the Earth of 2017 irreversibly transformed into the Anthropocene planet after two centuries of human impact on natural systems in which artists, philosophers, novelists, sea creatures, playwrights, plants, architects, objects, speculative designers and scientists have worked together to imagine situations, to tell stories and to devise strategies for survival and peaceful cohabitation in the world to come.... READ MORE...

Perception is Reality. On the Construction of Reality and Virtual Worlds

What challenges arise for our brain when technically produced virtual worlds increasingly play a role in our lives? Which parameters do pictures need to fulfill in order for people to accept them as real? A thematic group exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein is trying to give an answer by juxtapositioning a range of analog and digital artworks.... READ MORE...

CC LAB. Virtual Reality

While VR technology has inspired game developers for years, artists and storytellers have only just begun to explore the possibilities that it offers. The new exhibition at Copenhagen CC introduces a range of Danish and international artists who experiment with VR in order to push boundaries and open up new spaces for art to inhabit.... READ MORE...

Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds

Today we live in a world of codes. The upcoming exhibition at ZKM - curated by Peter Weibel, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, Yasemin Keskintepe, Blanca Giménez, and Natalia Fuchs as external consultant – will give the opportunity to understand this world by collecting historical precursors of computer algorithms, artworks and scientific works.... READ MORE...

Catharina van Eetvelde: Ilk

The Folkwang Museum in Essen is currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to the work of Catharina van Eetvelde, which has expanded the traditional method of drawing on paper to include the new possibilities created by digital technology, questioning the link between all things and living beings.... READ MORE...

Energies: Haines & Hinterding

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) presents a comprehensive survey of the multi-sensory works of Australian artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, featuring collaborative projects and solo works which encourage us to marvel at the wonders of the universe and reimagine the everyday world as a place buzzing with invisible energies, curiosities and sensations.... READ MORE...

Radiant Matter. Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde

Radiant Matter is the first duo exhibition of work by Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde. The exhibition brings together objects, sculptures, a video and photos which explore the complex relation between the impact of the human on its environment and vice versa in the transition between the Holocene and the Anthropocene.... READ MORE...

Robotanica: The new wilderness

The Robotanica exhibition series is focused on the presence of robotics in nature. This new natural environment includes technological and hybrid creatures. Is this the sign of a new evolution? Is it possible that endangered animals will be replaced with technological substitutes in order not to break the natural balance?... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal | Issue 76 | Call for Papers

After the wide success of the last Spring issue, we're happy to announce the Call for Papers for the new Digimag Journal for this Summer 2017. The issue number 76 is themed "Smart Machines for Enhanced Arts" and the deadline is settled to the next 01 September 2017. We are waiting for you...... READ MORE...

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...

The blurry edge between biological and synthetic

The evolution of bio-sciences knowledge such as synthetic biology, bio-robotics, bio-engineering of materials, bioinformatics, influences contemporary art and design which are pushed to rethink their responsibilities in communicating through critical expressions, interpretations and accessible/appropriate language... READ MORE...

Divine revenance. David Bowen’s Spacejunk

Watching David Bowen’s Spacejunk, you can’t help but feel a certain religious piety has formed in the gallery space. The 50 twigs, controlled by servo motors and mounted on thin but tall metal plinths, raise their arms in supplication, as space debris rises above the horizon.... READ MORE...
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