Kunsthal Aarhus - Aarhus
Until 31 / 12 / 2014

Kunsthal Aarhus has going to close theexhibition, Systemics #2: As we may think (or, the next world library), which explores the relationship between thinking and making, and how this is transformed into knowing.

It takes Vannevar Bush’s seminal essay “As We May Think” as a reference point to imagine alternative scenarios for organizing and accessing information—for constructing collective human knowledge.

In a culture overloaded with information, the exhibition reflects on how art, technology and science might redefine possibilities beyond today’s standardized forms of what and how knowledge is produced. Artists in the exhibition explore the relations between networked information, artistic research and processes of self-organization: referring to machine intelligence (Florian Hecker, YoHa), intellectual property and self-publishing (Linda Hilfling, UBERMORGEN), histories of technology (Suzanne Treister), and alternative institutions of knowledge (Jakob Jakobsen).

A new essay “Entering the Flow” by Boris Groys accompanies the exhibition and can be found online at www.kunsthalaarhus.dk/research.


As we may think (or, the next world library) is the second exhibition in the Systemics series programme developed by Joasia Krysa, Artistic Director at Kunsthal Aarhus. The next exhibition in the series, Against the idea of growth, towards poetry (or, how to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later), opens in January 2014.

Artists: Florian Hecker (DE/AT), Linda Hilfling (DK), Jakob Jakobsen (DK), Suzanne Treister (UK), Ubermorgen (CH/AT), YoHa (Graham Harwood, Matsuko Yokokoji) with Matthew Fuller (UK)