For more than two decades, Italian artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes have sought to subvert and expose the systems which produce power. Their current exhibition, Abuse Standards Violations at Carroll/Fletcher gallery, looks at who and what is made visible and invisible in the process of producing culture for online consumption.
Josephine Bosma reviews the controversial but worthwhile exhibition about whistleblowers, Internet rebels and digital vigilantes at HMKV in Dortmund. The show puts together activist art projects, documentation of criminal acts and political activists such as Snowden in one space, and asks what they have in common and how they are different.
The “As rights Go By” exhibition at freiraum Q21 aimed to unfold the irregularities of a ‘regular legal system’ in today's postdemocratic societies. The 15 works on show, curated by Sabine Winkler, focused on the complex dynamics of this system and on the sociopolitical asymmetries that it allows.
What kind of digital content do we consume and what culture do we create? How are we “feeding” today’s digital markets? How ephemeral is digital Pop culture? Under the theme of Digital Pop, Athens Digital Arts Festival 2016 aimed to capture the different aspects of Pop in the digital era, focusing on the response of artists and users alike.
For the exhibition „Manifesto“ Julian Rosefeldt collaged the texts of numerous manifestos — from Futurism to Pop Art, Conceptual Art or Dogma 95 - into poetic and entertaining monologues. Forming new narratives into thirteen videos, manifesto collages are brought to life by unexpected characters in different contexts.
Mathias Fuchs reviews Gerald Raunig's latest book, which examines the concept and the genealogy of “dividuum”. Locating its roots in Epicurean and Platonic philosophy and referring to its controversial dispute in medieval philosophy, Raunig argues the term has gained a new relevance in the era of machinic capitalism today.
Can citizens today read, confront and resist infrastructures of surveillance? Teresa Dillon's latest project at the Seventeen, Art Centre in Aberdeen prompts reflections on solidarity, literacy and symbolism within digital civic governance, inviting us to become architects of our own knowledge and action.
Marc Garrett reviews Civic Radar, the first comprehensive monograph of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s pioneering artistic career, spanning across five decades, in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation, and interactive and net-based media art.
Statistics, probabilities, correlations – more and more quantifying methods and tools are becoming the epistemological grounding of governance in the 21st century. The exhibition “Nervous systems” – on show until the 10th of May at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin – presents artists, activists and philosophers exploring what it means living in a quantified word.
How do artists bridge the divides between disciplines to break new ground and meet the challenges of the future? What are the secrets to making collaboration work between different creative communities? We go looking for answers at Manchester’s FutureEverything, a future-focussed multimedia arts festival with exciting multidisciplinary collaboration at its heart.
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