Contemporary Art

Allora & Calzadilla: Blackout

On view at MAXXI in Rome an exhibition that features the provocative works of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The show opens with the dramatic situation of Puerto Rico and moves on to reflect the possibilities of artistic form within the current social-political situation of the globalized world.... READ MORE...

A major retrospective of Andreas Gursky

The UK's first major retrospective of Andreas Gursky has open at the newly refurbished Hayward Gallery in London. Curated by Gallery Director in collaboration with the artist, it features sixty-eight of the Gursky's ground-breaking photographs, from the 1980s through to eight new works which will be seen for the first time in this exhibition.... READ MORE...

Before Projection: Video Sculpture, 1974-1995

Between events and collateral programs related to the themes of the ICA Art in the Age of the Internet exhibition, 1989 to Today, a new exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Centre presents a revaluation of monitor-based sculpture since the mid-1970s with a tightly focused survey of works that have been rarely seen in the last twenty years, presenting both canonical artists and figures little known in the United States.... READ MORE...

Eva Kot’átková. The Dream Machine is Asleep

For her exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca artist Eva Kot'átková has developed an immersive new project that combines installation, sculpture, collage, performance, investigating the internal and external forces that influence human behavior, and exploring in particular our innermost thoughts and projections, the anxieties and phobias of contemporary life.... READ MORE...

Darren Almond: The light between us

In the context of Progetto XXI 2018 edition at MADRE in Naples there is an ongoing solo exhibition by Darren Almond. Promoted by Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee, in collaboration with Polo museale della Campania and Incontri Internazionali d'Arte, the exhibition brings together works from different chapters of Almond's research, suspended between digital and analogue language.... READ MORE...

Transmediale announces “Face Value” and further highlights for 2018

Things are what they are—but could they be different? Under the title of face value, The 31st edition of transmediale festival directed by Kristoffer Gansing for the seventh time will seek possible new ways of deconstructing the alarming development of digital populism, the radicalization of net culture, and the new culture wars.... READ MORE...

Merike Estna e Maria Metsalu: Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence

A current exhibition at Art in General combines works and performances by Merike Estna and Maria Metsalu that - focusing in particular on the feminine perspective - explore the contemporary body in its new surroundings, between over-consumption of virtual space, stress of competition and a fractured understanding of the self.... READ MORE...

Evidentiary Realism

Evidentiary Realism is a new collective show at NOME gallery in Berlin that aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art presenting investigative, forensic, and documentary artworks that investigate the notion of evidence and its modes of representation in post-9/11 era.... READ MORE...

Life Time. Biological Clocks of the Universe

Our own perspective on existence-in-time is determined by self-awareness, by memories and plans for the future— but to what extent does it constitute an objective measure? This is what MU is investigating with the exhibition Life Time, that presents the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2017 alongside related works of nine more bio artists and designers.... READ MORE...

salt 13: Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson's works involve close collaboration with biochemists, engineers and astrophysicists, and explore space and time, often using technology to combine ordinary with cosmic. Some of these are on display at salt 13, the UMFA exhibition series dedicated to contemporary art.... READ MORE...

Beautiful new worlds: virtual realities in contemporary art

Virtual space images are already influencing different areas of our world and will continue to shape our future: Beautiful New Worlds addresses recent developments in image technology presenting 13 artists who address the relationship between virtual and physical spaces with a particular focus on the socio-political potential of virtual technologies.... READ MORE...

Martina Feipel & Jean Bechameil: Theatre of Disorder

Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil present Theatre of Disorder, a new body of work, at the Casino Luxembourg. The artist duo, based in Bruxelles, has since 2008 developed works that reflects on how the instruments familiar to us evolve towards a new form of interaction with humans; a choreography in which man and machine coexist.... READ MORE...

Bill Fontana: Shadow Soundings

Bill Fontana realized a new immersive sound and video installation expecially for MAAT’s Oval Gallery in Lisbon. Shadow soundings was created from the sounds and vibrations of the 25th of April Bridge and the Tagus River amplifying them until they acquire a musical quality.... READ MORE...

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents a major new exhibition by pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, exclusively in Sydney as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Incorporating video and sculpture, Rist's dazzling environments immerse visitors in colourful projections that explore the relationships between nature, body and technology.... READ MORE...

Digicult Editions: Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art, by Alessio Chierico

“Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art” is a collection of the heterogeneous perspectives that are contributing to the current discussion about the economies of the Media Art field. The books includes papers and essays from (and interviews to) some of the most important curators and critics investigating the possible and impossible impacts of technologies on production, distribution, collection and market of media art pieces.... READ MORE...

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