“The Posthuman City. Climates, Habitats, Environments: how to associate post-human with urbanism

An anti-speciest wind is blowing in Singapore with The Posthuman City: Climates, Habitats, Environments. This exhibition  invites visitors to imagine conditions for living, resource sharing and coexisting between species, at a time when over half the human population lives in urban areas that are increasingly encroaching on natural sites and when global warming is disrupting geography. Nine international artists have [...]

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Michael Wang: for a rehabilitation of the wilderness

From 19 September 19 to 31 October 2019, the Swiss Institute in New York, in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, is presenting the first personal exhibition in an institution of the artist Michael Wang, himself a New Yorker. The exhibition is a continuation of his project Extinct the Wild, unveiled to the public in 2017 at [...]

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Trees, from object to subject

The title of the exhibition Trees says it all (Nous les Arbres): trees are a subject not an object, living beings capable of communicating, adapting, and worthy of love. Adopting an eclectic approach, the Cartier Foundation brings together contemporary artists (Luiz Zerbini, Thijs Biersteker, Fabrice Hyber, Giuseppe Penone...), extraordinary scientists (Stefano Mancuso, Francis Hallé ...) and ‘first people’ [...]

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Worlds’ explorations with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tomás Saraceno

"More than humans", showing from 25 September to 1 December 2019 at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, entrusts the discovery of an exo- and eco-centered world to a mighty duo composed of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tomás Saraceno. In this exhibition, they combine their awareness of disappearing biodiversity and appetite for unexplored worlds to forge new relationships with species, time, and [...]

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Manish Nai, “A History of Gestures”

Manish Nai is a leading figure in Indian contemporary art. A fan of upcycling, he seizes upon used clothing, newspapers, and other everyday consumer goods in major Indian cities to shed light on their social, demographic, environmental, and economic narratives. Presented at the Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, these new works retain the artist’s personal take on minimalism and reflect his increasingly mature [...]

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“Back to the sources”, artificial intelligence and nature

The sound installation "Retour aux sources" by Mouawad Laurier, a duet composed by Maya Mouawad and Cyril Laurier, has been showing since 18 September and will continue for the next ten years at Maison Ruinart in Reims. This poetic sound work, brilliantly combining artificial intelligence and nature, functions like a vital organ nestled in the chalk [...]

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Multipurpose materials

In November 2018, Dubai inaugurated the Jameel Arts Center, one of its first contemporary art institutions. Since then, this centre has regularly hosted projects and exhibitions. Yet Second Hand is the first group exhibition. It seeks to explore the materiality of the work of art through a series of sculptures, installations, assemblages, drawings, photographs, paintings, and performances. Eighteen artists [...]

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Istanbulites out to conquer the ‘Seventh Continent’

Is it possible to extract from the ‘Seventh Continent’, this cluster of floating plastic waste covering almost 3.4 million square kilometres in the North Pacific, fertile territory for contemporary creation? This is the challenge taken up by Nicolas Bourriaud, curator of the 16th Istanbul Biennial that is hosting together Tersane Istanbul, the Pera Museum, and [...]

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Eco-Visionaries take up residence in London

Backed since 2018 by Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, the project Eco-Visionaries: Art and Architecture after the Anthropocene continues its journey from Portugal to Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and finally England through collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts. From 23 November 2019 to 23 February 2020, the London-based institution will host this travelling [...]

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Eliasson’s return to Modern Tate

An adept of unforgettable experiences, Olafur Eliasson reconnects with his London audience, still dazzled by his Weather Project. For his return to the Tate Modern in London (in partnership with Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum), the artist has chosen to exhibit scholarly and sensory works never shown before, which are inspired by natural phenomena and question our relationship [...]

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