Contemporary Art

Surrogate. An Ideal Love

The show "Surrogati. Un amore ideale", curated by Melissa Harris, from February 21 to July 22, 2019 in the Osservatorio Fondazione Prada in Milan, creates a direct dialogue between the photographic works of two artists, Jamie Diamond and Elena Dorfman. Both artists highlight the emotional ties between human beings and surrogates, dolls, substitutes.... READ MORE...

An Opera for Animals

The exhibition An Opera for Animals, at Para Site, Hong Kong, looks at different acts of staging that have been crucial to our imagination of modernity.... READ MORE...

Anton Vidokle “This is Cosmos”

Death is a mistake. Instead, propounded the Russian philosopher Nikolai Fedorov (1829–1903), mankind should aim for eternal and interplanetary life. As artist Anton Vidokle sums up Fedorov’s position in his Immortality For All: a film trilogy on Russian Cosmism: “Because true social equality means immortality for all […] we must resurrect our ancestors.”... READ MORE...

In The Age of Post-Drought: The Aquatic State

The program In The Age of Post-Drought is dedicated to the global water-related challenges. Due to climate change and the rapid world population growth, water scarcity is grown to be one of the biggest threats facing life on earth in the 21stcentury. Transnatural organises a series of exhibitions that aim to address these pressing issues in Amsterdam, at the Dutch Design Week and Grand Hornu (CID) in Belgium.... READ MORE...

Ravi Agarwal: Ecologies of Loss

PAV Parco Arte Vivente presents Ecologies of Loss, the first Italian solo exhibition of the Indian artist Ravi Agarwal. Curated by Marco Scotini, this exhibition continues the investigation into the relationship between artistic practices and ecological thought in the Asian context, begun with the solo exhibition of the Chinese artist Zheng Bo.... READ MORE...

Producing Futures: An Exhibition on Post-Cyber-Feminisms

In the group show Producing Futures—An Exhibition on Post-Cyber-Feminisms, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst surveys the causes championed by feminists in the post-internet era. Our virtual and real lives are almost inextricably interwoven today. Yet contrary to the heady proclamations of the cyber-feminists of the 1990s, cyberspace has not evolved into a realm of unclouded liberation and self-empowerment.... READ MORE...

Performing Society: The Violence of Gender

The artists featured in the exhibition The Violence of Gender, presented at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, contest the symbolic castration of women and reclaim the abilities fundamentally denied them. They dissolve the framing of adolescents and overturn the rules controlling gesture, voice, deportment, and desire.... READ MORE...

Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy

Against the backdrop of current social developments, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), is focusing on freedom of speech, its use and its abuse. Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy presents international positions in contemporary art that address forms of ever more aggressive communication and the effects of social and traditional media.... READ MORE...

Jan Švankmajer: The Alchemical Wedding

The 1200-square-metre exhibition space at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam has been transformed until March 3 into an extraordinary cabinet of curiosities containing works by the celebrated Czech animator, artist, writer and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. A selection of twelve of his short films is presented amidst tactile objects, fetishes, collages and medium drawings.... READ MORE...

“Hardcore Digital Detox”: the first work in M+’s new digital commissions

M+ presents Hardcore Digital Detox, a work by Shanghai- and New York–based artist Miao Ying, commissioned expressly for the M+ Stories online platform. It explores the restricted Chinese internet—popularly known as the "Chinternet"—and is a "strategic lifestyle advice tool" with the seemingly illogical premise of offering an online retreat from the digital world.... READ MORE...

No Looking Back, Okay?

UGM | Maribor Art Gallery presents the international group exhibition No Looking Back, Okay?. Based on a wide variety of different media, such as installations, photography, painting, video, film, and participatory art, exhibition inquiries into the potentials of the past.... READ MORE...

Spare Parts. Rethinking human repair

SPARE PARTS, is London Science Gallery's new exhibition exploring the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. It examines organ transplantation and tissue regeneration through the creative responses of world-renowned artists and designers.... READ MORE...

Speaking Power to (Post) Truth

Jane Lombard Gallery presents the group exhibition Speaking Truth to (Post) Power, curated by Sara Raza (formerly the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator of the Solomon. R Guggenheim Museum, New York). The exhibition brings together a constellation of six contemporary artists who unite to create a series of patterns that explore the deep historical associations inherent within human consciousness and truth.... READ MORE...

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