Contemporary Art

James Turrell “The Substance of Light”

Over five decades, James Turrell’s work has combined conceptual thinking, science, technology and spirituality to create a unique art form, that takes shape through the perception of the observer. The Substance of Light at the Museum Frieder Burda is an exhibition conceived in close cooperation with the artist himself.... READ MORE...

Art, epoxy plastic and bacteria. Interview with Klari Reis

Klari Reis is best known for her Petri Dish series, a multicolour set of circular blobs created using a blend of media and ground-breaking techniques. The core of Kla-ris’s approach is the transformation and pigmentation of a UV-resistant plastic, the epoxy polymer, into unique and cutting edge artworks.... READ MORE...

“Resilient Futures”: an exhibition on the future of the planet

How do artists visualize the future of the planet, and how do they critisize people’s relationships in regards to nature, economic systems, policies for development and natural resources exploitation and public space? The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT) organizes an exhibition referring to urban, environmental and social resilience and sustainability.... READ MORE...

“Seen”: there’s really “nothing to see”?

Quoting Fred Richtin we could say that “we’ve entered the surveillance era, and surveillance era came into us”. The exhibition Seen, shown until the 1st of July at Wei- Ling Contemporary gallery of Kuala Lumpur focuses on this issue, identifying contemporary surveillance as an undetectable grey zone, trying to elaborate strategies of resistance.... READ MORE...

Has The Exhibition Started Yet?

Art is one matryoshka-like frame maker: an image is framed on a piece of paper, which is then framed, put in a thematic room inside a museum or an art gallery complex, etc…But how is this process constructed in the digital world and how does it affect the viewers? Pierre Chaumont examines Deridda's concept of frame in relation to new media.... READ MORE...

“Data Dating”: an exhibition on love in the Internet age

The advent of the Internet and smartphones has brought about a split in the romantic lives of millions of people. In terms of romance and sexual intimacy these phenomena have generated new complexities that we are still trying to figure out. By bringing together the work of several international artists, Data Dating explores how digital interfaces are reshaping our personal relationships.... READ MORE...

The God Trick: a symposium and a group exhibition relating to the Anthropocene issue.

PAV in Turin celebrates ten years of its opening with a group exhibition of artists who have collaborated with it in the past, that will open in conjunction with an important international conference. The aim is to address and investigate one of the debates which, over the past few years, has been to the forefront of the contemporary art scene: the questions relating to the Anthropocene.... READ MORE...

“In Tune With The World”: an exhibition about man’s place in the universe

In Tune with the World unveils a new selection of artists from the Foundation Louis Vuitton collection in Paris reflecting with several different mediums today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.... READ MORE...

REFRESH02: “ #LAYERS_Contemporary Art in the Digital Era”

The second event of REFRESH is coming, an exhibition series that wants to research Italian contemporary art and offers an update on practices that confront with the issues, languages and forms emerged with the digital turn of the last twenty years. Curated by Fabio Paris and organised by iMAL, The exhibition presents 15 contemporary Italian artists in the attempt to present their work on an international platform.... READ MORE...

“Still Life”: the second iteration of an exhibition by Rhonda Holberton

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions presents Still Life, the second iteration of an exhibition by San Francisco Bay Area based artist Rhonda Holberton at Transfer Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). As virtual environments and autonomous bots infiltrate our homes, and the omnipresent computer in our hands change the role of the body— in all areas of life and commerce, Still Life is Holberton’s attempt to rediscover the value of the biological body through labor and material transformation.... READ MORE...

Artists and robots at Grand Palais in Paris

This exhibition is an opportunity to experience works of art produced with the help of increasingly sophisticated robots. Featuring works by some forty artists, it offers a gateway to an immersive and interactive digital world - an augmented body sensory experience that subverts our notions of space and time.... READ MORE...

Technology, art and contemporary culture. The Digicult experience

In the frame of the “Art Talks” series curated by Silvia Grandi at Alma Mater University in Bologna, Marco Mancuso will talk about the impact of digital technologies and sciences on art, design and contemporary culture, and about Digicult which is from 2005 one of the main online critical and curatorial platforms in the field.... READ MORE...

“William Kentridge: O Sentimental Machine”

William Kentridge brings his works into dialogue with the collection of the Frankfurt museum, which spans 5,000 years. Showing over 80 works and installations, the exhibition exemplifies the whole range of the South African artist’s oeuvre, focusing on his fundamental interest in the phenomenon of movement and its material-mechanic and optical-illusionist generation.... READ MORE...

“Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection” opens at GOMA

At Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) more than 70 sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings and a number of large-scale installations, including major new commissions will be among a range of immersive must-see artworks premiering in the major solo exhibition of Patricia Piccinini.... READ MORE...

Machine Art In The Twentieth Century: interview with Andreas Broeckmann

Starting from the assumption that machine art is not an artistic genre or category, but rather a “discursive formation”, in “Machine Art in the Twentieth Century” Andreas Broeckmann examines artworks from the twentieth and early twenty-first century in the light of new technologies developments, leading to a deeper investigation about the complex and articulate human-machine engagement.... READ MORE...

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