Paris, the new capital of art and ecology?

With Le vent se lève (The wind gets up), the MAC-VAL museum will highlight those of its acquisitions that question the relations between humanity and Mother Earth. Fondation EDF will also open Courants verts, Créer pour l’environnement (Green currents, creating for the environment), featuring works by committed artists in the face of the Anthropocene epoch, an essential notion for art [...]

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The future of humanity in technology’s hands

With Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow, Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum plunges us into a near future where breakthrough technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and biotechnology have modified not only science, architecture, and agriculture, but humans and life itself, too! The exhibition invites visitors into vast laboratory containing around 100 works and projects outlining the [...]

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So far, so good?

As part of the Némo Biennial of Digital Arts, up to 26 January 2020 the CENTQUATRE-PARIS is hosting the exhibition Jusqu'ici tout va bien ? (So far, so good?) Its commissioners Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalvès invite visitors to take leap back in time: what if robots and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) designed by humans were to survive the [...]

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“Towards No Earthly Pole”, by Julian Charrière

Back home for his new exhibition Towards No Earthly Pole, showing at the Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano) in Switzerland, Julian Charrière is presenting a series of art works bearing witness to extreme environments. MASI is the first museum to present the artist's latest video project (which gives its name to the exhibition), which began in 2017, tracing [...]

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Formafantasma: Cambio at Serpentine’s

London’s iconic Serpentine Galleries will host Formafantasma Studio from 4 March to 17 May 2020. The Amsterdam-based, Italian design duo will combine design, contemporary art and scientific research to question the role of design in raising public awareness of environmental issues – and more specifically, issues arising from the production and exploitation of forests and timber. Bear in mind [...]

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Otobong Nkanga at the crossroads

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is hosting Otobong Nkanga up to 23 February 2020 with her solo exhibition Acts at the Crossroads. Otobong Nkanga stands at the crossroads of science, art, ecology, and anthropology. Revealing systemic fields, Nkanga describes Earth as an extension of the physical human body, and so through analogy leads the public to greater environmental [...]

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Contemporary archeology according to Rayyane Tabet

Through a set of sculptures, found objects, and installations, the Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet unveils his first major solo exhibition in the U.K. Showing at the Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, this selection of eight works on the theme of the fragment and memory, is a kind of contemporary archaeology combining personal narrative and collective experience. The artwork Steel [...]

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“Destruction / Reconstruction”, by Tadashi Kawamata

Showing in London at Annely Juda Fine Art until 20 December 20, the exhibition Destruction / Reconstruction unveils to the public the latest creations by the Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata, made from recycled wood and a cross between art and architecture. Left behind by the emergence and development of concrete, wood was nevertheless the first material used for the structures [...]

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Lubumbashi Biennial: in support of a changing world

This 6th edition of the Lubumbashi Biennial in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now drawing to a close, demonstrates its commitment to a changing and responsible world without walls. With Future genealogies, stories from the equator, the Biennial investigates both the colonial narratives and migration flows as well as the environmental issues of his country, taken between the two hemispheres, [...]

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No country for canine, by Wu Chuan-Lun

At Taipei Fine Arts Museums, Wu Chuan-Lun's No Country for Canine exhibition is entirely dedicated to German Shepherds – a dog breed doubly present in Taiwanese and German history, the artist’s two geographic touchpointst. The German Shepherd, introduced to Taiwan by Japanese settlers, was for a long time a symbol of the country's elite. Wu Chuan-Lun uses porcelain, photography [...]

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