The Anthropocene Project
2014
Haus De Kulturen De Welt, Berlin Germany
group exhibition
The Anthropocene Project

Medium Earth (2013) ( 41mins, HD Video, Colour Sound )
Who Does the Earth Think It Is (2014) ( installation, Paper, Wood, Plexiglass)

Commissioned by Redcat/ Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre, Los Angeles, and The Haus de Kulturen De Welt, HKW, Berlin.
In the context of The Anthropocene Project 2013-2014

More
Reflections on Damaged Life
2013
London UK
group exhibition
Reflections on Damaged Life

Reflections from Damaged Life. An exhibition on psychedelia

To many artists in the sixties who referred to the counterculture, or who used hallucinogenic drugs as an artistic tool, the term 'psychedelic' was seen as compromised and the idea of a 'psychedelic art' resisted. It is for this reason that 'psychedelic art' cannot be easily categorised as a genre; neither can it be understood as an entirely overlooked art form.

The Otolith Group participated in this exhibition with their 37min colour HD film and installation Anathema (2011).
Anathema reimagines the microscopic behaviour of liquid crystals undergoing turbulence as a sentient entity that possesses the fingertips and the eyes enthralled by the LCD touch-screens of communicative capitalism. Anathema can be understood as an object-oriented video that isolates and recombines the magical gestures of dream factory capitalism. By bringing the telecommunicating couplings of mother-father-daughter-son-machines and boyfriend-girlfriend-units into contact with the conductive imagery of liquid crystallization, Anathema proposes itself as a prototype for a counter-spell assembled from the possible worlds of capitalist sorcery.

More
The Whole Earth
2013
Berlin, Germany
group exhibition
The Whole Earth

Fri, 26. Apr 2013 - Sun, 07. Jul 2013
The Whole Earth - Exhibition

The image of the "blue planet," a new perspective of the earth as seen from the outside, is one of the most popular images in history. This image, more than any other, has shaped the popular notion of the age of the "whole world" and globalization, from a worldwide society linked by the Internet to the current debate on the climate. Using artworks and materials from cultural history, the exhibition will critically explore the application of ecological-systemic concepts to society, politics, and aesthetics.

The Otolith Group participated in this exhibition with their film Otolith l.

More
Modern Monsters Death and Life of Fiction
2012/13
Taipei
group exhibition
Modern Monsters Death and Life of Fiction

Curated by Anselm Franke The Otolith Group have been invited to participate in this large scale exhibition in the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.

They will participate with two works, Anathema (2011) and a photographic series entitled Daughter Products. The exhibition will open on Friday 28th 2012.

More
Double Bound Economies
2012
Geneva, Leipzig
group exhibition
Double Bound Economies

DOUBLE BOUND ECONOMIES
Reading an East German Archive (1967 - 1990)

Double Bound Economies begins with a photo archive from the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The photographer of the archive is Reinhard Mende. Produced as commissioned works, these photographs document and dramatize the situation of productions in so called Volkseigene Betriebe (VEBs; people-owned enterprises) and the Internationale Leipziger Messe (International Trade Fair Leipzig) from 1967 to 1990.

The Otolith Group contributed to this exhibition and catalogue with their work Communists Like Us.

More
Biennale de Lyon
2011
Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
group exhibition
Biennale de Lyon

Conceived by the Argentinean curator Victoria Noorthoorn, the 11th Biennale de Lyon is gathering 70 artists from all over the world, but mostly from Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their work is being exhibited over 14.000 square meters, across four venues: La Sucrière, the Fondation Bullukian, the Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, and the T.A.S.E. factory. The Biennale de Lyon is an international exhibition, accompanied by two platforms: "Veduta" and "Résonance".

More
Alias. Survey
2011
Kraków, Poland
group exhibition
Alias. Survey

The Otolith Group's film Nervus Rerum will be shown as part of ALIAS - Kraków Photomonth 2011, Poland curated by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

13 May - 12 June 2011

More
Holodecks (and Other Spaces)
2011
Form Content, London
group exhibition
Holodecks (and Other Spaces)

A project by Danna Vajda developed in collaboration with Willie Brisco.

With contributions by a.o. Fia Backström, Melanie Gilligan, The Otolith Group, Patrick Staff, Superflex.

A holodeck is a state-of-art virtual reality facility, located on starships and star-bases in the fictional Star Trek universe. First introduced in the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint in 1987, holodecks became a reoccurring feature of the series for the coming seven years.

More
Image-Mouvement
2011
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva
group exhibition
Image-Mouvement

Moving images are everywhere, floating like restless ghosts in the various spaces of our lives. IMAGE-MOUVEMENT is a new platform of thought and experimentation, created at the heart of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève's programme, in order to research the characteristics of this terrain and its impact on contemporary culture.




More
Turner Prize 2010
2010
Tate Britain, London
group exhibition
Turner Prize 2010

For Turner Prize, The Otolith Group presented different aspects of its practice which comprises films, photoworks, curatorial projects, writings and discussions.

Inner Time of Television is a collaborative project with French film-maker Chris Marker. This work reconfigures The Owl's Legacy, Marker's 1989 thirteen-part television series about Ancient Greek heritage, as an installation with accompanying artist?s book. Otolith III 2009 gives life to four characters from Satyajit Ray's extraordinary screenplay for the unrealised film The Alien 1967, about a young boy from a remote Bengali village who befriends a visiting alien. Transposed here to a contemporary setting, these protagonists confront the fate to which film history has consigned them.

During the exhibition, The Otolith Group hosted four events which invited speakers to engage in close readings of rarely seen film works.

More
British Art Show 7
2010/11
Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouth
group exhibition
British Art Show 7

THE BRITISH ART SHOW 7, Group Show, touring across the UK:
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Peninsula Arts, Plymouth


More
Star City: The Future Under Communism
2010
Nottingham Contemporary
group exhibition
Star City: The Future Under Communism

Pawel Althamer, Micol Assaël, Stano Filko, Diango Hernández, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Robert Kusmirowski, Goshka Macuga, Joanna Malinowska & Christian Tomaszewski, David Maljkovic, Aleksandra Mir, Deimantas Narkevičius, Otolith Group, Tobias Putrih, Jane and Louise Wilson

How was the future imagined under Communism - and why is that vision so important to us today? These are the questions that Star City, named after the USSR's secret cosmonaut training base, sets out to explore.

It features the work of leading artists who grew up in the former Eastern Bloc and have emerged as international artists during the last decade - Althamer, Kusmirowski, Macuga, Mir. Star City also includes leading figures of the Eastern and Central European avant-garde from the 60s and 70s - Filko, Kabakov, Koller - together with other leading contemporary Western artists who have worked behind the former Iron Curtain - Jane and Louise Wilson, Otolith Group.

The 60s Space Race was a fierce propaganda battle between communism and capitalism, as much as a technological competition. Space in all its manifestations - technological, political, imaginary - is an important part of Star City.

More
MANIFESTA 8: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art
2010/11
Antiguo Cuartel de Artillería, Pabellón 1, Murcia
group exhibition
MANIFESTA 8: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

In past editions, Manifesta has often focused on the axis between the West and the former East bloc. The aim of Manifesta 8 was to engage with the north-south divide, specifically with Europe's present-day boundaries with northern Africa and its interrelations with the Maghreb region.

The south of Spain includes a blend of Islamic, Judaic and Christian cultural influences, co-existing for many centuries. Murcia and Cartagena were selected as host cities for Manifesta 8, largely as a result of the intertwining cultures in the region, its strategic location as a Mediterranean enclave and its particular character as an authentic melting pot whose cultural heritage includes Roman architecture (including the amphitheatre in Cartagena and its related museum designed by Rafael Moneo), Visigoth cities, Arab medinas, Baroque churches and Modernist architecture. Given the current international concerns about migration, refugee status, trans-nationalism and the new borders of Europe, both psychological and geographical, the Region of Murcia is a conceptual launching pad for contemporary art projects about how artists respond to these issues within a broader, historical context.

More
Bucharest Biennale 4
2010
Bucharest
group exhibition
Bucharest Biennale 4

Bucharest Biennale promote awareness and dissemination of the culture, particularly in the fields of the arts, by means of exchanges and cultural cooperation within Europe and beyond and is looking for strategies that would develop mutual understanding and offer insights from different perspectives.

BB aims to resolve the twofold problems of tradition and modernity, past and present, localism and global village, it strives to attain a balanced status between its aesthetic/artistic quality and popularity by overcoming the feeling of estrangement that the general public has towards the contemporary arts.

The Biennale is building a strong partnership between Bucharest - which is more than a city, it is a symbol of how political can be reflected in every aspect of life - and the Western Europe; it links to an universal problem - that does not take into consideration the geographical or historical context - the problem of resistance in daily life, of details and living as a way of living. BB is a structure able to transform the City itself into an ongoing workshop-cum-field of action.

Fundamentally, European culture has been the result of exchange - sometimes peaceful, other times violent - that have taken place between neighboring societies and between different social groups within a given state. These horizontal and vertical forms of cultural exchange occurred in many different manners: through imitation, assimilation, dissimulation, appropriation, through either mutual understanding or hegemonic dominance.

More
The 11th Hour, Tang Contemporary
2010
Beijing, China
group exhibition
The 11th Hour, Tang Contemporary

BEIJING - Adjacent to the ice-clad mountains on the southwest border of China sits India, another civilization with ancient roots that is now ascending the global stage, drawing the attention of the world with the increasing influence of its culture, politics, art, and art market. The 11th Hour at Tang Contemporary is a group show of Indian contemporary artists made their China debut at Tang Contemporary gallery in Beijing's famed 798 Art District.

The show, curated by Shaheen Merali, the former director of Berlin's Hall of World Cultures and the 2006 Gwangju Biennial. The show featured works by Indian artists working in India, as well as by expatriates living around the world. "It is about the time, one hour until midnight, which is the very moment when people feel the most vulnerable, both mentally and physically," Shaheen explains of the show's title. "It raises the question - what are people thinking at this very moment?" The very last hour of the day seems to be when the tension of dealing with the pressing issues of today's world comes to a head for everyone.

More
Par quatre chemins, Chris Marker
2010
Beirut, Lebanon
group exhibition
Par quatre chemins, Chris Marker

A solo exhibition dedicated to the influential French artist and filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker is best known for his cinematic essays that explore the notions of truth, history, and memory, and that push the boundaries of the documentary.

The show at Beirut Art Center presented the following works by Marker Staring Back (2007), Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men (2005) and Immemory (1997). In addition to Mark's work The Otolith Group presented their work Inner Time of Television (2007), a collaboration with Chris Marker.

More
Home Works V
2010
Beirut, Lebanon
group exhibition
Home Works V

For Homeworks V The Otolith Group were invited to participate with their performance of Communists Like Us (2006/10)

Home Works is a multidisciplinary platform that takes place in Beirut, Lebanon approximately every other year. Since its inception in 2002, Home Works has evolved into one of the most vibrant platforms for research and exchange on cultural and artistic practices in the region and beyond. Artists, cultural practitioners, writers, and thinkers gather for ten days in order to share their work which addresses a common set of urgent, timely questions.

More
29th Bienal de Sao Paulo
2010
Sao Paulo, Brazil
group exhibition
29th Bienal de Sao Paulo

The 29th Bienal de Sao Paulo exhibition displayed works of art by approximately 160 artists from all over the world. The so-called national representations - a typical trait of the Bienal de Sao Paulo until recently - have been abolished as they no longer convey the complex network of migrations and cultural flows that characterize modern life. However, it is important for the 29th Bienal de Sao Paulo to emphasize the place and time in which it is organized: from Brazil and from a time of rapid geopolitical reorganization of the world.

More
Anomalies: From Nature to The Future
2009
Rossi and Rossi Gallery, London
group exhibition
Anomalies: From Nature to The Future

Anomalies: From Nature to The Future was curated by the Indian artist Jaishri Abichandani who now lives in New York. Anomalies will differ from other recent exhibitions that have attempted to define Indian or South Asian art. It includes the work of fourteen South Asian women artists, the majority of whom were born or live in the UK or US, and consequently their work occupies a complex position rooted in familiar urban aesthetics while referencing multiple visual traditions. Arriving from disparate points of origin, the work presented in this exhibition is representational, and examines the intersections of human nature, human interaction with nature and science fiction.

More
Universal Code
2009
Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
group exhibition
Universal Code

Artists have long been fascinated with the origin and nature of the universe. Timed to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy, the exhibition 'Universal Code' presents responses from a broad range of contemporary artists to cosmology and ideas of the universal in our current information age, a time of significant scientific and technological development as well as rampant globalization.

- Gregory Burke [Curator Universal Code]



More
Imag(in)ing_(Hi)storytelling, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
2009
Madrid, Spain
group exhibition
Imag(in)ing_(Hi)storytelling, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

The Imagining_Writing History exhibition is designed to complement and reinforce the issues that will be addressed during the international seminar. It also provides an opportunity to present a dialogue between a selection of works by the artists participating in the lectures, pieces from the CA2M Collection and historic works from the collection owned by the Regional Government of Madrid. Comprising a rich variety of visual and conceptual themes and resonances, the exhibition is articulated around the following issues: image in the formation of memory and history, as a space of presence and absence, as a field of thought; image as the place of family and domestic history, and its fortune as something that makes history, is placed in a museum; image as the origin of new, voiceless histories, as a review of official Histories; the historical document as a place of the imagination; the image re-organised: editing and the film structure as a vehicle for histories.


More
Identitätshüllen
2009
Alte Fabrik and Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil
group exhibition
Identitätshüllen

Fictitious characters created by artists' groups are the point for departure for the fourth exhibition. These characters provide a shell for the discourse and opinions of each group. The members of the group themselves are not in the foreground. The situation is analogous to that of craftsmen who do not sign their work. In addition to works by artists' groups the exhibition also features illustrated books, prints, objects and toys of varying date from the Robinson Library, which is part of the Peter and Elizabeth Bosshard Collection. The exhibition takes place simultaneously at Alte Fabrik and at Kunst(Zeug)Haus.

p41 Correspondances, KURATOR 2009

More
Compendium, Temple Bar Gallery
2009
Dublin
group exhibition
Compendium, Temple Bar Gallery

Colin Crotty (IRL) Dan Hays (GB) Anne Kelly (IRL) Dennis McNulty (IRL) Padraic E.Moore (IRL) The Otolith Group (GB) Peter Saville (GB)

"We shall never reach a moment when the phrase 'This is a story about....' ceases to fascinate or enchant." (Richard Kearney)

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios presents Compendium, a group show of new and recent work by artists based in Ireland and the UK. The title, meaning 'a collection, something compiled, a body of knowledge', is intentionally nostalgic, evoking memories of book or box collections, usually of stories, games or comic book fictions gathered together to inform or entertain. Compendium, the exhibition, is a compilation of artworks, each one selected for its strong storyline, narrative references or anecdotal content. The place of narrative in contemporary visual art practice is explored by artists using a diverse range of media (painting, drawing, text, film sculpture, image and sound). Together, the works form a repository of fictions, recollections and recreations. Remembrance and imagination are central to how the narratives are related and configured, but the transformation occurs in how (and to whom) the tales are told.

More
Between the Images Imaginable Experiences for Future Memories, IASPIS
2008
Stockholm, Sweden
group exhibition
Between the Images Imaginable Experiences for Future Memories, IASPIS

Chantal Akerman, John Akomfrah, Guy Ben-Ner, James Benning, Wang Bing, Black Audio Film Collective / Reece Auguiste, Magnus Bartas, Joanna Davis / Mary Pat Leece, Nanna Debois Buhl, Andrea Faciu, Harun Farocki, Ion Grigorescu, Ivan Grubanov, Emma Hedditch, Daniel Knorr, Runo Lagomarsino, The Otolith Group, Lukasz Ronduda, Annika Ruth Persson, Anri Sala, Hedwig Saxenhuber, Ines Schaber, Miri Segal, Simon Sheikh, Fernando E. Solanas / Octavio Getino, VALIE EXPORT and Alex Villar

When can we talk about the photographic and moving image as an agent? How can the image act and function in a time when many visual strategies have been disarmed or canonized?

More
Now Showing
2008
Southbank Centre, London
group exhibition
Now Showing

Now Showing presents a cross section of film and video that allows us to measure the current concerns of artists today who are working in the field of the moving image. The 1990s saw a blossoming of video in exhibitions and the development of certain orthodoxies. Often videos were made to be sampled for a few minutes within the context of a larger exhibition where the audience was predicted to move on quickly to another work. There was also a deliberate lo-fi quality to many works, a reaction to the gloss and surface of television and Hollywood film.

- Francis McKee

More
7th Shanghai Biennale
2008
Shanghai
group exhibition
7th Shanghai Biennale

Theme: Translocalmotion

Our era sees an unprecedented scale of urban growth, especially in the developing world. In this process, cities grow in number, urban populations increase in size, and the proportion of the population living in urban areas rises. Urbanization is often the result of socio-economic development as an agricultural society transitions to a modern one. The theme of the 2010 Shanghai World Exposition, "Better city, better life",? testifies to the importance of the reform and urban development agenda to China's rise in the twenty-first century.

The curatorial team of the 2008 edition proposes to focus on people and their conditions in the dynamic urban space. The Biennale reflects on the socio-economic and cultural implications of urbanization on both the local and global levels, including the issues of migration and identity. It investigates the spatial and social boundaries between the rural and urban populations, migrants and citizens, guests and hosts. Is the fruitful interaction between them possible? Can cities make our life better?


More
SANTHAL FAMILY: positions around an Indian sculpture, Mukha
2008
Antwerp, Belgium
group exhibition
SANTHAL FAMILY: positions around an Indian sculpture, Mukha

In 2008 The Otolith Group were invited by curator Grant Watson to take part in the Santhal Family - Positions around an Indian sculpture. The Group presented Otolith II in a distinct environment designed by the artist Goshka Macuga.


SANTHAL FAMILY positions around an Indian sculpture is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that takes as its point of departure Santhal Family, a work made by Indian artist Ramkinkar Baij in 1938.

01.02-04.05.08
MuHKA
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

with work by: Ramkinkar Baij, Santanu Bose, Matti Braun, Calcutta Art Research, Ritwik Ghatak, Sheela Gowda, Boran Handsa, N.S. Harsha, Reba Hore, I.P.T.A., Kerala Radicals [inc. Anita Dube, C.K. Rajan, K.R. Karunakaran, Alex Mathew, Reghunadhan K., Jyothi Basu, K.P. Krishnakumar], Valsan Koorma Kolleri, K.P. Krishnakumar, Goshka Macuga, Melvin Moti, Meera Mukherjee, The Otolith Group, Sudhir Patwardhan, Juan Perez Agirregoikoa, Ashim Purkayastha, C.K. Rajan, N.N. Rimzon, Raqs Media Collective, Ravi Shah, Vivan Sundaram, Klaus Weber.

More
2nd Riwaq Biennale
2007
Ramallah, Palestine
group exhibition
2nd Riwaq Biennale

In 2007 The Otolith Group were invited by the curator Charles Esche to take part in The Riwaq Biennial, a journey to Palestine. Their concept was a radical shake-up of the biennale concept, the Riwaq Biennale did not consist of any large-scale, central exhibitions. Instead, it offered a series of curated conversations and interactions between Palestinian and international artists, architects, Planners, conservationists, curators, and theorists. Through this deliberate omission, the Riwaq curatorial team aimed to provide an alternative vision to challenge the perceptions and expectations of what a biennale can be.

More
1st Athens Biennale: Destroy Athens
2007
Athens, Greece
group exhibition
1st Athens Biennale: Destroy Athens

A story, though is not a dissertation. A story may be a story about a rupture in the same way that it can be a story about anything. A story is something which happens to a subject, to a potential 'someone'. A story can face the question: what if all is not going to be alright? What if someone decides to try their luck, to raise their voice, to engage in conflict, to abolish consent, to destroy Athens? Let us, then, come to the monsters.

Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio, Augustine Zanakos, Destroy Athens in 1st Athens Biennal 2007: Destroy Athens, edited by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio, Augustine Zanakos and Theophilos Tramboulis, 2007
p.16

More
Notes On Archives
2007
Galarie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
group exhibition
Notes On Archives

Historical archives are an important and self evident part of the collective memory in modernity. In our cultural understanding, the archive, as a site of normative orders, statements and modes of perception often remains unmarked. How can historical events be represented and bought into a narrative form that directly relates the the present?



More
Imagine Action
2007
Lisson Gallery, London
group exhibition
Imagine Action

Imagine Action, a group show curated by Emily Pethick, looks at the space between the individual and the social, bringing together artists that work with a consciousness of social and political relations, spaces and narratives.


More
You Have Not Been Honest
2007
Museo D'Arte Donnaregina (MADRE), Naples, Italy
group exhibition
You Have Not Been Honest

The Otolith Group's Otolith (2003) has a... confident if no less subjective narrator. As a smorgasbord of images and film stocks roll past, the narrator sifts 'ageing meda from the tense present of the last century. Looking for the critical points...' Collaging and commenting on a range of material evidence, the artists push forward an activist agenda as they explore the pull that images and historical legacy exert on the present...here the narrator's soothing tone is an important unifying element over the images and background soundtrack.


Polly Staple, You Have Not Been Honest in You Have Not Been Honest: Contemporary film and video from the UK, British Council, 2007, p.04

More
Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video
2007
New York
group exhibition
Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video

This exhibition, the second of the International Center of Photography's triennial surveys of contemporary photography and video, features forty artists from fourteen countries whose works address the urgent challenges arising from global environmental change...Some of the exhibition's most striking works propose alternative futures for the earth and its inhabitants, prodding us to imagine the consequences of human and natural interaction as this new century unfolds. Any notion of 'ecotopia' or ecological utopia, involves an anticipation of the future, and the
works presented here engage visions that are both sobering and idealistic. In offering a host of provocative perspectives on humanity's relation
to nature, Ecotopia constitutes a collective response by visual artists to the crisis of the environment.

Adapted from Curatorial Statement, Brian Wallis, Edward Earle, Carole Squiers, Christopher Phillips, Joanna Lehan, ICP Triennial curators.

More
If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to be a Part of Your Revolution
2006
Festival a/d Werf Utrecht and De Appel, Amsterdam
group exhibition
If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to be a Part of Your Revolution

If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution produces art works and thematic programmes. Departing from a spirit of open questioning and long term enquiry with artists, If I Can't Dance is dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art.



More
Just In Time
2006
Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland NL
group exhibition
Just In Time

'Just in Time' presents the proposals for the annual Municipal Art Acquisitions. This year the focus is on the visual arts. For the first time, the concept of the exhibition was placed in the hands of a guest curator: Maxine Kopsa.

As part of the exhibition Just in Time (Gemeenteaankopen 2006), 'If I Can't Dance...' has been invited to propose a contribution, responding to the question posed by the curator Maxine Kopsa: 'what is necessary'? Our answer was evidently 'feminism', more precisely 'global feminism'. With: The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar & Kodwo Eshun) and a selection from the archive of the Stedelijk Museum CS.

More
Philip
2006
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
group exhibition
Philip

PHILIP is a novel written by Heman Chong (SI), Cosmin Costinas (RO), Rosemary Heather (CAN), Francis McKee (IRL), David Reinfurt (USA), Steve Rushton (UK/NL), Leif Magne Tangen (NO) and Mark Aerial Waller (UK)

PHILIP was also an exhibition consisting of an ongoing programme of shorts by Dara Birnbaum, Juha van Ingen, Tina Keane, George Melies, Anthony Lucas, Otolith Group and Semiconductor and screenings of Samuel Beckett's "Film" every day at 3PM.

More
2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville
2006
Seville, Spain
group exhibition
2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville

The purpose of the exhibition is to reveal through the powerful symbols of language, images, objects, and schematic actions those machineries that decimate and erode social, economic, and political networks, and in so doing, seek a return to the logic of totalization. In its exhibitionary address, The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society tracks the constant transformation of modes of recognition into modes of non-recognition by these machineries and their totalizing logics. The exhibition inquires into the upgrading of codes of defamiliarization, the eradication, dimunition and threats to neighborliness.

Okwui Enwezor, The Unhomely in The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society: 2nd International Biennal of Contemporary Art of Seville, edited by Okwui Enwezor, BIACS, 2006, p.13




More
Tate Triennial 2006, New British Art
2006
Tate Britain, London
group exhibition
Tate Triennial 2006, New British Art

In current art production there is a distinct tendency towards the reusing or recasting of cultural materials, whether from art history, film, music, architecture and design or from theoretical and socio-political domains. Such an approach encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and performance. This Tate Triennal has therefore been configured around the themes of appropriation and repetition. While these are well-recognised strategies most commonly associated with postmodernism, the Tate Triennial identifies a significant reinvigoration and transformation of such processes in curent practices. Artists today are forging new ways of making sense of reality, reworking ideas of authenticity, directness and social relevance, looking again into art practices that emerged in the previous century.

Beatrix Ruf, Revised Narrations, Tate Triennal 2006: New British Art, Tate Publishing, 2006, p.11

More
Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art
2006
Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
group exhibition
Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art

A subcontingent is a detachment, a group both separate from and related to a larger unit, which is sent out into the world to undertake a specific task. This show aspires to disturb the stable idea of a claim to a Supra-Subcontinental cultural identity. The subtitle "The Indian Subcontinent in Indian Contemporary Art" emphasises an approach in which the relationships between art production and geographical area are inverted: we are not presenting art form the areas but the paradox of an area (conceived as a conceptual space) metaphorically "invading" the delimited discourse of contemporary art.

More
To what extent should an artist understand the implications of his or her findings?
2006
Project Arts Centre, The Model Arts and Niland Gallery
group exhibition
To what extent should an artist understand the implications of his or her findings?

A project by Bojan Sarcevic

In response to an invitation to work with Project and The Model Arts & Niland Gallery, the artist Bojan Sarcevic has proposed the following question: To what extent should an artist understand the implication of his or her findings?



More
Home Works III
2005
Beirut, Lebanon
group exhibition
Home Works III

In 2005, The Otolith Group was invited by curator Christine Tohme to present Otolith I during Homeworks III: A Forum on Cultural Practices taking place in Beirut from November 17 - 24, 2005. This invitation marked the start of an ongoing association between The Otolith Group, Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts and a number of contemporary Beirut based artists.

More
[prologue] new feminism/new europe
2005
Cornerhouse, Manchester
group exhibition
[prologue] new feminism/new europe

[prologue] new feminism/new europe is a radical and witty exhibition by female artists examining the complex social, economic and cultural position of women in the new Europe, addressing prejudice against the word 'feminist' through art and media. Over 25 artists, from 17 countries present interactive installations, film, video, photography, sculpture, sound works, live-art and interventions revealing the new socio-economic position of women in Europe, their changing lifestyles and how these issues affect their political force...

More
FLY UTOPIA
2004
Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
group exhibition
FLY UTOPIA

transmediale.04 explores the utopian potential of contemporary art practice in the field of digital culture. the festival focuses on art made by means of digital technologies, and on art that reflects on the social, cultural and aesthetic dimensions of new technologies. tm.04 tests the utopias associated with these technologies and explores artistic responses to the utopias and dystopias of the information age. The festival remains suspended between the promise of hope, and the resignation that there is no hope. Fly Utopia! is thus both a call for justified optimism, and a call for overcoming pessimism in the face of contemporary utopias, or the absence thereof.

More
Our House is a House That Moves
2003/06
Touring, Reykjavik, Ljubljana and Graz
group exhibition
Our House is a House That Moves

Ursula Berlot
Ilana Halperin
Edi Hila
Tim Knowles
Aydan Murtezaolu
The Otolith Group
Tobias Putrih
Steven Rand
Rubedo & The Young Gods
Egill Sæbjörnsson
Einar Thorsteinn
Sislej Xhafa

Curator: Natasa Petresin

2006
April 8 - May 7: OUR HOUSE IS A HOUSE THAT MOVES. Living Art Museum. Reykjavik, Iceland.


2004
May 7 - June 11: OUR HOUSE IS A HOUSE THAT MOVES, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [Cat]

2003
Oct 24 - Dec 9: OUR HOUSE IS A HOUSE THAT MOVES, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria.

More
Sort by: Id#, A-Z, Date, Category