Video Art

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...

Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on

This spring, the Serpentine presents the first European solo exhibition of American artist Sondra Perry, who explores the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power structures through video, media, installation and performance. This new exhibition will include a site-specific installation at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and an artist's 3D avatar.... 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...

Lorna Mills: The great code

TRANSFER presents the gallery's third solo exhibition with Lorna Mills animated gifs, a suitable analogy for the heterodox and nonlinear manner we now consume information, that could be a new model for the Western tradition of thought. The exhibition will include a closing screening event coinciding with TRANSFER's 5-Year Anniversary.... READ MORE...

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Starting from a research trip undertaken by Inke Arns through various African countries in 2014, a new exhibition at The Hartware MedienKunstVerein puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes.... 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...

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today

Organized by Eva Respini, Barbara Lee and Jeffrey De Blois, and featuring 60 artists, the first major thematic group exhibition in the United States to examine the radical impact of internet culture on visual art is opening today at ICA. The exhibition comprises over 70 works across a variety of mediums, including painting, performance, photography, video, web-based projects, and virtual reality.... READ MORE...

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