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“Species and Beyond”: undoing the anthropocentric vision at KIKK festival 2018

Started as a national festival – but already international in terms of the curation - KIKK has evolved into a bigger resonance event. Year after year, it has become more and more structured, configuring itself as an open and collaborative environment always trying to envision future challenges with a cross-disciplinary approach. Through Next Utopia, Invisible Narratives and Interferences, it attained its 8th edition themed Species and Beyond marking a shift in the traditional anthropocentric vision of the world.... READ MORE...

Computer Grrrls

Computer Grrrls deals with the complex link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of technofeminist movements. An illustrated timeline with over 200 entries covers these developments from the 18th century to the present. Invited are artists, hackers, makers and researchers who are working on how to think differently about technology: by questioning the gender bias in big data and Artificial Intelligence, promoting an open and diversified Internet, and designing utopian technologies.... READ MORE...

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence opened in Chengdu, China, presenting artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups envisioning how we may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values, rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these techniques and knowledge systems.... READ MORE...

Club to Club 2018 condicio sine qua non della ricerca musicale e artistica internazionale

Secondo Caterina Tomeo la diciottesima edizione di Club to Club è stata davvero fiammante, con un numero sorprendente di visitatori - quasi 60.000 - provenienti da 42 paesi diversi: il 75% dall’Italia e il 25% dal resto dell’Europa. Il festival torinese - grazie alla guida del suo padre fondatore - ha raggiunto la maturità a livello internazionale, non a caso dedicando questa ultima edizione alla poesia, quella stessa poesia e spiritualità che nel vecchio secolo pittori astratti come Wassilj Kandinskij ricercavano nel linguaggio musicale di compositori quali Arnold Schönberg.... READ MORE...

Samson Young – The highway is like a lion’s mouth

Samson Young’s 2018 solo exhibition at Edouard Malingue Gallery (Shanghai) entitled The highway is like a lion’s mouth follows from the English translation of a slogan that is familiar to Hong Kongers. Young’s academic background in music has led him to incorporate elements of experimental music, sound studies and site-specific performance into his distinctive contemporary art practice.... READ MORE...

Computer poems. Dall’archeologia al source code poetry

Scopo di questo breve excursus di Francesco Aprile è indagare le dinamiche di quella pratica ascrivibile sotto il nome di source code poetry, passando anche in rassegna una serie di eventi che, pur non rappresentando tale esperienza, contribuiscono a rendere sempre più contigua l’operazione autoriale all’uso del computer.... READ MORE...

NODE 2018

Minimalismo radicale e suoni ad alta definizione, feedback acquatici e ambienti iperreali, arte, scienza, natura: la nona edizione di NODE si muove su una sottile linea dorata che esalta i punti di intersezione tra le discipline ospitando artisti internazionali esploratori del possibile.... READ MORE...

Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter

In his latest work, Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, published by Pluto Press, Christian Fuchs - critical theorist of communication and society, as well as Professor at the University of Westminster - provides an excellent critical analysis of the current US President, Donald Trump, his social media strategy and the raise of right-wing authoritarianism within the social media era.... READ MORE...

An engagement with bacteria: Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Donata Marletta interviews British Artist Anna Dimitriu, who explores and questions our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Her works has been presented and exhibited in major collections and museums worldwide and her itinerant exhibition BioArt and Bacteria is now running until the 24th of November 2018 at The Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center in Philadelphia, USA.... READ MORE...

Pierre Huyghe – UUmwelt

Pierre Huyghe, one of the world’s leading conceptual artists, known for creating complex immersive ecosystems, presents a major new exhibition at the Serpentine this autumn. The Gallery becomes a porous and contingent environment, housing different forms of cognition, emerging intelligence, biological reproduction and instinctual behaviours.... READ MORE...

All I Know Is What’s On The Internet

All I Know Is What’s On The Internet is a new exhibition from The Photographers’ Gallery that presents the work of 11 contemporary artists and groups seeking to map, visualise and question the cultural dynamics of 21st Century image culture.... READ MORE...

Ryoji Ikeda at Eye Filmmuseum

The exhibition Ryoji Ikeda, on show at Eye Filmmuseum, offers an insightful perspective on the radical work of Japanese audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda and includes two new audiovisual installations made specially by Ikeda for Eye.... READ MORE...

transmediale: new Artistic Director – deadline: 06/01/19

The transmediale Artistic Director’s central responsibility is the formulation of festival's artistic vision and its implementation on a content and structural level. The position requires the ability to critically examine topics at the intersection of art, technology, science, society.... READ MORE...

6th Athens Biennale: ANTI

The 6th Athens Biennale: ANTI announces its 2018 edition curated by Stefanie Hessler, Kostis Stafylakis and Poka-Yio and realized in partnership with Onassis Culture. The artists participating in ANTI inhabit the center of Athens offering a distinct, idiosyncratic and uneasy screenshot of our political, social and cultural momentum.... READ MORE...

“Forensic Justice”: counter-narratives to dominant interpretations

The independent and interdisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture presents in Utrecht the exhibition Forensic Justice, featuring a number of tactical forensic reclamations of social and ecological justice. Articulating evidence-based counter-narratives to dominant interpretations of investigated events, the installations mobilize what it refers to as “public truth.”... READ MORE...

Creative robots at the Patchlab Festival

Can artificial intelligence be also creative? Will the development of AI lead to a radical change in the way we define a work of art?The 7th edition of Patchlab Digital Art Festival “ARTBOTS”, will give an opportunity to dive into an ever multiplying world of intelligent algorithms and machines with creative potential.... READ MORE...

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