Hacktivism

Global Proxy: an interview with Nicolas Maigret

Nicolas Maigret practice revolves around the investigation of media, using its bugs and malfunctions as starting points for intervention. It is from these imperfections that Nicolas highlights the identities of the media he analyses and tamper with, bringing up evidences of their functioning.... READ MORE...

Simon Denny: Products for Organising

Simon Denny is an artist who works with sculptural installations that include print, graphics, moving images and texts. Products for Organising, is developed in response to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and will feature new installations that revolve around contemporary radical management practices and the historical hacker organisational forms that may have inspired them.... READ MORE...

Spaces for independent art: hot topic in Cairo

The activists' network and the underground art scene in Egypt have been following in these years a path that remembers for many aspects the birth and the raise of the Reclaim The Streets movement in the England 90s (then in all Europe)... READ MORE...

Jacop Appelbaum. SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy

With SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy, NOME Gallery in Berlin presents Jacob Appelbaum’s first solo show in Germany, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. Having previously collaborated in art projects with Ai Weiwei, Trevor Paglen and Laura Poitras, Jacob Appelbaum now presents his own works as an artist.... READ MORE...

Spread what has been destroyed: interview with Morehshin Allahyari

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist born in Iran that is working on Material Speculation: ISIS. It's a series of 3D modelings of selected artifacts destroyed by ISIS fighters in museums of Middle East that are 3D printed: every printed object contains an USB key with materials about the last months of the original artifact... READ MORE...

Thomas Locher: Post-Information

Post-Information, Thomas Locher’s current exhibition at Silberkuppe, in Berlin, is all about men in gray flannel suits – or rather, their absence. The display mirrors the subject matter: the exhibition spans two soberly staged rooms, which are metaphorically sealed off by the strategic positioning of an aluminium... READ MORE...

transmediale / conversationpiece

The next edition of transmediale follows the format of a “Conversation Piece” which unfolds through a series of dialogues and participatory formats that articulate the most burning topics of post-digital culture today and that reflect the main ongoing themes of transmediale.... READ MORE...

A stream of junk: interview with Sašo Sedlaček

Sašo Sedlaček, Slovenian artist interested in obsolescence long before it became one of the hottest topics of the discussions of these years, presented his first solo exhibition in Italy about these and other issues. Curated by Domenico Quaranta and opened since May 16 in the spaces of Ultra (Udine)... READ MORE...

A journey into our future. Interview with Zoë Hough

The Microbial Verdict has just closed at London’s Arebyte and curated by Nimrod Vardi. In this installation, Zoë Hough has simulated a hypothetical reality whereby the fictitious government institution The Department of Self and Sanity obliges citizens, to ingest a tablet containing a brain activity-tracking protein... READ MORE...

Have you protested, yet?

We live in a state of mental distress, but what opportunities do artists, hacktivists and political groups have in order to lead the way out of the state of anxiety? Ahead of the Protest Workshop at FACT on 18 June, Joanna Straczowski considers the siutation... READ MORE...

Surveillance Awareness Bureau

The Surveillance Awareness Bureau (SAB) intends to create a space of critical engagement that grants visibility to systems that by nature should remain invisible to individuals and at the same time provoke a highly charged debate on privacy, liberty, control and abuse... READ MORE...

Networked Disruption

Networked Disruption is an exhibition and a series of events produced by Aksioma and Drugo more in collaboration with several partners, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, author of the namesake book.... READ MORE...