Video Art

Two solo exhibitions by Zach Blas and Heather Dewey-Hagborg in Eindhoven

Biotechnology, AI and the Internet of Things are shaping the 21th century as we speak. Information is the only thing that matters: who controls it, owns it, leaks it; who gathers it, uses, sells or fabricates it? MU takes a close look at the unravelling information-related mythologies of our time with two solo exhibitions by artists Zach Blas and Heather Dewey-Hagborg.... READ MORE...

Uriel Orlow presents his ongoing research Theatrum Botanicum

Orlow presents his great work "Theatrum Botanicum" that interpretes the flora as a stage for politics. The projects looks at the plants both as witness and active actors in history: movies, sound works, photographs and installations focus on the "botanical nationalism" and other consequences of colonialism.... READ MORE...

Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future

Adapt to Survive brings together artworks by seven international artists that explore how our world might look and feel beyond the present. Engaging with the idea that change is not just inevitable but necessary for future survival and growth, the artists in this exhibition consider new and hybrid forms of architecture, biology, technology and language across time and space.... READ MORE...

I was raised on the Internet

Nearly 100 works spanning on photography, painting, sculpture, film, and video, as well as emerging technologies and interactive elements, in an exhibition that focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. I Was Raised on the Internet will document a specific moment in time, beginning with 1998 and extending to the present, and focuses on the shifts that have occurred since the millennium.... 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...

“Purple”: an immersive video installation by John Akomfrah

Bildmuseet presents a new work by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, his most ambitious project to date. Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing man's relationship to nature and to the planet. At a time when greenhouse gas emissions are at historically high levels and glaciers are melting, Purple poses the question of human responsibility.... READ MORE...

On memory, precarity and visual methods to undermine distance. Interview with Yara Haskiel – part 2

Following some considerations on one of her two most recent long video works, Tsakalos Blues, video artist Hara Haskiel and our author Mario Margani continue their conversation dwelling on the artist's latest work: I don't write diaries I & II. In this second part they deal with technical question as the relationship between the image and the observer, audience involvement and precarity.... READ MORE...

Nam June Paik Art Center presents the exhibition Common Front, Affectively

In Common Front, Affectively, the relations between the individual and the collective with regard to connectivity and isolation, between the affects manifested and controlled, come to the fore on the waves of a multitude of voices.The exhibition is organized and hosted by Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, and curated by Hyunjeung Kim and Seong Eun Kim.... 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...

Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art

This exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich brings together 28 international artists who view the body as their material in the most literal sense. In the search of reality and truth in the world, sensual perception as well as alternative psychological states are investigated adopting a wide range of media and with a view to their potential for expanding consciousness.... READ MORE...

“Joan Jonas”: a groundbreaking survey at Tate Modern

Tate Modern presents the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, where key themes from Jonas’s five decades of performance will be explored reflecting the way she works across many different disciplines and combining a gallery exhibition, a ten day live programme featuring performances by the artist herself, and a film retrospective.... READ MORE...

Altered States: substances in Contemporary Art

An international group exhibition at Kunstpalais features artists who approach the topic of the omnipresence of substances and the consequences of their handling within society in a variety of media asking questions about their effects and potentials, economic interests and highly profitable black markets.... READ MORE...

Meta.Morf 2018. A Beautiful Accident

One big question is: can the whole of evolution be seen as an exponential growth of intelligence? Or should we look at it as a process full of small and bigger accidents that strongly contributed to the rise of human beings, which in this case could be seen as a "Beautiful Accident"? This exhibition confronts us with the pressing topics of a nearby era where algorithms will become part of our lifes.... READ MORE...

Esther Hunziker: Hi there

Hi there is a familiar message: it is that from spam emails, chatbot or vlog, an informal greeting from a stranger to a stranger. This search for interaction with other strangers who are "out there" is what Esther Hunziker works on, presenting at the Kunsthaus in Basel a new series of works where opposites such the familiar and the unknown, the near and far, the mechanical and the organic collide.... READ MORE...

I am here to learn: On Machinic Interpretations of the World

Does an intelligent system have consciousness or a sense of self? Does a machine develop its own image of the world? And how much autonomy do we want to grant them now and in the future? Curated by Mattis Kuhn and Franziska Nori, a thematically organized group exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein presents international artists, whose work thematizes the processes involved in machine perception and autonomous action.... READ MORE...