I’m pleased to announce that an exhibition of new work by UBERMORGEN that I’ve curated opens this week at Kasseler Kunstverein.
The exhibition deals with psychopathy and narcissism, and links these conditions to our technological culture and capitalism.
For much more information, please visit http://no-limit.org/
The Curators! Left to right: Curatorial Assistant Anne Babel, International Curator Gisela Domschke (Brazil), Lead Curator Jaime Austin, International Curator Michelle Kasprzak (Canada/Netherlands), International Curator Regina Moeller (Germany), International Curator Dooeun Choi (South Korea).
Seeking Silicon Valley, the exhibition for the ZERO1 Biennial that I co-curated with a group of curators from all corners of the globe, closes in just under a month. The exhibition “…proposes that contemporary art practice can re-imagine the idea, the place, and the experience of Silicon Valley. However, the ZERO1 Biennial is not only about the geographical region of Silicon Valley; it’s about investigating how the process of seeking can create a platform for creativity and experimentation centered in Silicon Valley while inviting contributions from around the world.” The exhibition features the work of 24 artists representing 11 different countries.
Images from left to right: The curators, ADA by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, International Space Orchestra performance directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun, Moving objects | nº 692 – 803 by Pe Lang, Falling objects | positioning systems by Pe Lang, Murmur Study by Christopher Baker, Baby Work by Shu Lea Cheang, FREE TEXT: The Open Source Reading Room by Stephanie Syjuco, Gambiological Armor by Gambiologia.
On til December 8th in downtown San Jose, California! Download the ZERO1 Biennial app here.
A short while ago, I wrote a lead article for the latest issue of the electronic magazine of the Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC). CIAC was created in 1983 and since 1998, it has been producing the Biennale de Montréal.
In the article I wrote, Creating Spaces: Net Art in the “Real World”, I look back on Canadian net art history, filtered through the lens of projects that have strong links to occurrences and objects in the offline world. As I mention in the article, “These links between online and offline, net art and other forms, has proven to be one of net art’s most consistent strengths in recent history, underpinning the critical complexity of the works and adding to the durability of these works over time.” I discuss the work of Wayne Dunkley, Michelle Teran & Isabelle Jenniches, Willy Le Maitre & Eric Rosenzveig, and Risa Horowitz.
Image: AFK by Michelle Teran & Isabelle Jenniches
I’m very pleased to announce that this Friday, November 7th, Schematic: New Media Art from Canada will be opening at [ s p a c e ] media arts in London, UK. I co-curated this exhibition and wrote the curatorial essay.
This show is the second part of a two part exhibition. The first part, Schematic: Eric Raymond was a solo exhibition of Montreal-based artist Eric Raymond at Canada House in Trafalgar Square. This second exhibition is a group show featuring work by Peter Flemming (his work, Canoe, is pictured above), Germaine Koh, Joe Mckay, Nicholas Stedman, and Norman White. This group of artists represents a wide range of practice: emerging and established, from cities across Canada, and treating technology as both a driver of the work and simply another tool.
This exhibition showcases the creativity and technological innovation of artists who also act as inventors and engineers, sometimes intentionally, and sometimes incidentally. The works explore our relationships with technology and also highlight the shifts in direction taking place across international new media practices.
Schematic is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and the Canadian government (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade).
The exhibition runs from 8 November – 20 December 2008. For information on how to get to the show and its opening hours, please visit the [ s p a c e ] website. Once the show has opened, I will post my curatorial essay here and post more information about the upcoming catalogue.