Contemporary Art

MAPS 2020: a conference and an exhibition on preservation of media art

The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its "Media Art Preservation" project this year with a two-day MAPS 2020 conference and a related exhibition, continuing the work started in 2015 to discuss the issues of conservation and preservation of media art, that has involved international conservators, art historians and experts.... READ MORE...

“Dark Matter”: the use of black

The exhibition "Dark Matter" brings together individual works from a variety of contemporary artists, ranging from photography, collage, and painting to sculpture, all of which make use of the color black and its diverse contexts of meaning to convey many-faceted connotations.... READ MORE...

Giving images new lives. Interview with Kensuke Koike

What can be the role of abandoned photographs, which after a certain time cease to have their original intention? Teresa Ruffino interviews Kensuke Koike, a visual artist that, with a calibrated manipulation, transforms in an alchemic way the matter he comes across to create something new.   ... READ MORE...

Are we ready for a new revolution? Some reflections after Signal 2019

Comprehensively the theme of this 2019 edition of Signal, which took place from 10th to 13th of October, was the revolution: the 30th anniversary of the Czech Velvet Revolution, but also that of the present and the future, linked to the climate, social and technological changes of our time. Report and interview of Federica Fontana.... READ MORE...

The Assembled Human

With "The Assembled Human" the Museum Folkwang focuses on the manifold entanglements between human being and machine: the exhibition presents art as a mirror of industrialisation, technologisation and digitisation.... READ MORE...

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

"Masculinities: Liberation through Photography" is a major group exhibition that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed as expressed and documented through photography and film from the 1960s to the present day.... READ MORE...

Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future

Inspired by 2019 - the year that many iconic cyberpunk futures were set or scheduled to arrive (see Bladerunner, Akira, Running Man, The Island, and more…) - the exhibition "Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future" considers the hold that cyberpunk retains on our collective imagination.... READ MORE...

The Extended Mind / Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh)

Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh are proud to present the exhibition "The Extended Mind" and Myriam Lefkowitz’s "Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh)", a unique city-wide performance event. Talbot Rice Gallery seeks to unlock the potential of universities to contribute to contemporary art, with both projects rooted in research called the History of Distributed Cognition (2014–18).... READ MORE...

Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age

IMMA presents one of its most ambitious and compelling exhibitions exploring desire in our everyday lives. In particular, "Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age" considers desire’s relationship to structures of power, individualism and emerging collective actions.... READ MORE...

Asta Gröting: “Where do you see yourself in 20 years”?

In her exhibition, Asta Gröting combines earlier works with new sculptures and videos focusing on the physical and psychological deconstruction of the human body. Whether based on family members, friends or historical figures, Gröting’s work across media seeks to cast abstract qualities such as thought, intimacy, conflict and subjectivity.... READ MORE...

Ricardo Carioba: “Non Linear Spatial Normalizations”

FuturDome is introducing, for the first time in Europe, the oeuvre and the artistic course of Ricardo Carioba. In his first monographic exhibition "Non Linear Spatial Normalizations", the context becomes the work, not to extend the art space or to pierce the city through, but to find a time and place with the arriving people, where meaning could begin.... READ MORE...

“Up in Arms”

"Up in Arms" has its focus on the downsides of the industry. Through artworks, the project affords a more detailed insight into the arms trade and its often overlooked ramifications.... READ MORE...

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