Contemporary Art

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Metaheaven: EARTH

This fall the Stedelijk Museum presents the first major museum survey of Metahaven and the premiere of their new film installation Eurasia (Questions on Happiness).... READ MORE...

“The Humans”: a group exhibition on our relationship with the media

At a time when news channels are multiplying, but are increasingly losing their influential position, artists are taking on the role of contemporary witnesses in a constantly changing media process. The Humans explores how they immerse themselves in realities that are inaccessible to traditional media sheding light on questions about how we deal with people on the margins of society and our attitude toward global migrations.... READ MORE...

Extra States: Nations in Liquidation

Extra States exhibition works to operate as a mirror of present manifestations of the state, tracing the disintegration of the modern nation-state, now a liquid, fluid and opaque concept asking what comes beyond and beside the state in a globalised contemporaneity.... READ MORE...

“Only Weeds Emerge”: three video installation by Pilar Mata Dupont at TENT

TENT presents the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Pilar Mata Dupont. In the three large-scale video installations, Undesirable bodies, Shuffle and new work Ecological future, Mata Dupont examines the latent presence of colonial legacies in contemporary culture and the natural landscape, making tangible the conflicting realities and values that struggle to coexist.... READ MORE...

Jon Rafman. Il viaggiatore mentale

FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE è lieta di presentare Il viaggiatore mentale, prima ampia personale di Jon Rafman in un'istituzione Italiana dedicata all’arte contemporanea. La mostra, curata da Diana Baldon e presentata da Fondazione Fotografia Modena insieme alla Galleria Civica di Modena,... READ MORE...

FACT presents “AURORA” by Invisible Flock

This September, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and interactive art experts Invisible Flock, will take over Toxteth Reservoir for a unique “walk through water”. AURORA invites audiences to step inside the cave-like vaults of one of Liverpool’s hidden gems for an epic, immersive experience.... READ MORE...

The New Museum presents the first American survey of the work of John Akomfrah

At the New Museum the first American exhibition of artist, film director, and writer John Akomfrah. The centerpiece of the survey is the celebrated three-screen video installation Vertigo Sea, here at its first New York presentation. Although Akomfrah’s work has had a profound influence on subsequent generations of British artists working across media, the importance of his work has yet to be fully felt in the US.... READ MORE...

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...

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