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Glasgow International announces details of its ninth edition. #GlasgowInternational2021 June 11–27, 2021e-flux.com/annou...
05/05/2021
Glasgow International 2021

Glasgow International announces details of its ninth edition.

#GlasgowInternational2021

June 11–27, 2021

e-flux.com/announcements/382725/glasgow-international-2021/

Glasgow International 2021 // June 11–27, 2021

MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna presents Aldo Giannotti: Safe and Sound. #mambobologna #AldoGiannotti May 5–Sept...
05/05/2021
Aldo Giannotti : Safe and Sound

MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna presents Aldo Giannotti: Safe and Sound.

#mambobologna #AldoGiannotti

May 5–September 5, 2021

MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

e-flux.com/announcements/387185/aldo-giannotti-safe-and-sound/

Aldo Giannotti , Safe and Sound // May 5–September 5, 2021

Art-agenda Editors’ letter
05/05/2021
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Art-agenda Editors’ letter

Editors' letters are monthly missives from the art-agenda team. We tell you what we're thinking about, what we're reading, and how that is shaping our coverage.

Kunsthalle Wien presents "And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?" [A joint exhibition with Wiener Festwochen]....
05/05/2021
And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?

Kunsthalle Wien presents "And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?" [A joint exhibition with Wiener Festwochen].

#KunsthalleWien

May 15–September 26, 2021

With: Babi Badalov, Denilson Baniwa, Patricia Belli, Amoako Boafo, Anna Boghiguian, Victoria Cabezas, Quishile Charan, Manuel Chavajay, Chto Delat, Rosa Elena Curruchich, Annalee Davis, Vlasta Delimar, Jim Denomie, María Galindo & Danitza Luna, Nilbar Güreş, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Hiwa K, Karrabing Film Collective, Germain Machuca, Daniela Ortiz, Prabhakar Pachpute, Amanda Piña, Roldán Pinedo / Shöyan Sheca, Sandra Salazar, Victoria Santa Cruz, Olinda Silvano / Reshinjabe, SPIT! (Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together! / Carlos Maria Romero, Carlos Motta & John Arthur Peetz), Sophie Utikal, Cecilia Vicuña, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Anna Witt, Bartolina Xixa, Santiago Yahuarcani, and Zapantera Negra

Curated by: Miguel A. López
Curatorial assistant: Laura Amann

e-flux.com/announcements/368557/and-if-i-devoted-my-life-to-one-of-its-feathers/

Kunsthalle Wien and Wiener Festwochen present the exhibition And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?, curated by Miguel A. López.

The Earth never stops moving. Neither do the people, the things, the lives, the materials, the ideas that live upon it. ...
05/05/2021
Editorial

The Earth never stops moving. Neither do the people, the things, the lives, the materials, the ideas that live upon it. Roads, paths, channels, networks, lines—all these are built to facilitate, but also control such mobilities. For who or what can go where is always subject to the question of why, how, and at what cost. Borders, tariffs, sanctions, treaties, policies, agreements, conventions, and the like are the chess pieces of politics that contour, but can never fully determine the relations, the trajectories, the affinities of that which they purportedly govern or rule. Any semblance of stability or order is nothing but a matter of illusion.

Globalization is a concept that emerged at a particular moment in history to identify a particular set of geopolitical relations and economic ideologies crystalized into spatial form. While the processes it describes have arguably existed ever since the world was first thought, it is only since the development of late capitalism and the fall of the Soviet Union that globalism came to describe a hegemonic, and indeed, perhaps more importantly, global ideology. But if the Cold War defined the Earth’s magnetic field, what took its place in the global imaginary was merely a hallucinatory projection of north.

Less than twenty years after the purported triumph of capitalism, the Earth’s geomagnetic field was thrown back into disarray. The financial crisis of 2008 reorganized the world’s flows, and called for measuring yet again the declination of its historical compass—the distance between the north that is true and that which gravity attracts to. But the events that followed and define the global present have proven, in their volatility and unaccountability, that new ways of measuring, new ways of sensing, new ways of detecting, new ways of relating are increasingly necessary. For while the ground beneath our feet never stops moving, agency hinges on the ability to calibrate the speed of the self and the collective to that of its environment.

Trade wars. Structural inequality. Refugee crises. Climate breakdown. Emergent nationalisms. Rising fascisms. Unbridled racism. A global pandemic. What else? Transnational flows of people, ideas, and resources are being actively disrupted and reordered in ever more unpredictable ways, with little sign of stopping in the future. But as pathways once taken for granted are abruptly obstructed, others previously thought inconceivable appear to suddenly open up. What might feel to some to be an ongoing contraction of the globe and its veins of circulation might really be the growing pains of things, people, and ideas moving in different directions, and at different speeds.

In a time increasingly defined not by linear narratives or logics but rather transactional opportunism, black swan events, cascade effects, and unintended consequences, what has been brought into relief are the rifts and shifting alliances among governments, corporations, and citizens—and between value systems, economic agendas, and political expediencies. In the absence of grand historical narratives, fiction serves as a potent means to infuse the present with potentiality. By turning to other worlds, other times, other places, other realities, fiction prepares us for an encounter with perhaps the only thing we can know will come—the unknown.

–Nick Axel, Aric Chen, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Martina Muzi
Editorial, "Cascades".

Cascades is a collaboration between MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and e-flux Architecture within the context of the exhibition X is Not a Small Country, featuring fiction by Rahel Aima, Xenia Chiaramonte, Richard Cottrell, Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi, Case Miller, Ingo Niermann, Bahar Noorizadeh, and Feifei Zhou.
MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

e-flux.com/architecture/cascades/393935/editorial/

Cascades is a collaboration between MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and e-flux Architecture within the context of the exhibition X is Not a Small Country, featuring fiction by Rahel Aima, Xenia Chiaramonte, Richard Cottrell, Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi, Case Miller, Ingo Nierm...

Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Biennale presents "Anachoresis: Upon Inhabiting Distances". #CyprusPavilion May 22–Novembe...
05/05/2021
Anachoresis

Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Biennale presents "Anachoresis: Upon Inhabiting Distances".

#CyprusPavilion

May 22–November 21, 2021

Preview: May 21, 4–7pm

Cyprus Pavilion - la Biennale di Venezia 2021

e-flux.com/announcements/382077/anachoresis/

The Cyprus Pavilion at the 17th International Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition addresses the spatial experiences that occur when inhabiting distances becomes a paradigm for the development of new socialities.

MIT List Visual Arts Center presents "This Way", nine remote artist-designed walks and experiences. #MITListArts May 12–...
05/04/2021
This Way

MIT List Visual Arts Center presents "This Way", nine remote artist-designed walks and experiences.

#MITListArts

May 12–September 8, 2021

Artists creating the series’ prompts include: Morgan Bassichis, Rafael Domenech, Shannon Finnegan, Maria Gaspar, Emilie Gossiaux, Corin Hewitt, David Horvitz, Heather Kapplow, and Xaviera Simmons.

e-flux.com/announcements/387182/this-way/

MIT List Visual Arts Center has organized This Way, a series of nine artist-designed walks and experiences that offer us diverse points of entry into physical embodiment and sensory experience.

Images Festival announces the full program schedule for its 34th edition. #ImagesFestival2021 May 20–26, 2021Online via ...
05/04/2021
2021 Images Festival program

Images Festival announces the full program schedule for its 34th edition.

#ImagesFestival2021

May 20–26, 2021
Online via livestream; free admission

e-flux.com/announcements/381493/2021-images-festival-program/

Images Festival is excited to announce the full program schedule for its 34th edition, taking place online via livestream from May 20-26, 2021

Fondazione Prada presents "Stop Painting". #FondazionePrada May 22–November 21, 2021Press preview: May 19, 10am–6pme-flu...
05/04/2021
Stop Painting

Fondazione Prada presents "Stop Painting".

#FondazionePrada

May 22–November 21, 2021

Press preview: May 19, 10am–6pm

e-flux.com/announcements/390947/stop-painting/

Stop Painting is an exhibition conceived by artist Peter Fischli on view at the historic palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, from May 22 to November 21, 2021. The press preview will take place on Wednesday, May 19.

Johann Jacobs Museum presents "Folded Life: Talking Textile Politics", an Online Research and Exhibition Project. #Johan...
05/04/2021
Folded Life: Talking Textile Politics

Johann Jacobs Museum presents "Folded Life: Talking Textile Politics", an Online Research and Exhibition Project.

#JohannJacobsMuseum

Project launch: May 4

e-flux.com/announcements/387794/folded-life-talking-textile-politics/

“Folded Life: Talking Textile Politics” at Johann Jacobs Museum is a research project featuring interviewees whose personal and political engagements with textiles are explored through a single textile object of their choosing.

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius presents the 14th edition of the Baltic Triennial: The Endless Frontier. #CACVilnius #B...
05/04/2021
Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless Frontier

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius presents the 14th edition of the Baltic Triennial: The Endless Frontier.

#CACVilnius #BalticTriennial

June 4–August 15, 2021.

Curators: Valentinas Klimašauskas & João Laia
Architecture: Isora x Lozuraityte studio (Petras Išora and Ona Lozuraitytė)
Design: Nerijus Rimkus
Project Manager: Julija Fomina

Participating artists: Jüri Arrak (Estonia), Tekla Aslanishvili (Georgia), Zuzanna Czebatul (Germany/Poland), Juta Čeičytė (Lithuania), Anna Daučíková (Czechia/Slovakia), Aleksandra Domanović (Serbia), Harun Farocki (Germany) and Andrei Ujica (Romania), Uli Golub (Ukraine), Edvinas Green (Lithuania), Henrikas Gulbinas (Lithuania), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo/Germany), Roman Himey-Yarema Malashchuk (Ukraine), Klára Hosnedlová (Czechia), Monika Janulevičiūtė & Antanas Lučiūnas (Lithuania), Milda Januševičiūtė & Miša Skalskis (Lithuania), Agnė Jokšė (Lithuania), Krõõt Juurak (Estonia) & Alex Bailey (UK), Dóra Maurer (Hungary), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Zsófia Keresztes (Hungary), Jiri Kovanda (Czechia), Vojtěch Kovařík (Czechia), Tomasz Kowalski (Poland), Edward Krasiński (Poland), Žygimantas Kudirka (Lithuania) & Felicita (Poland/UK), Dasha Kuznetsova (Russia), Danutė Kvietkevičiūtė (Lithuania), Sasha Litvintseva (Russia), Natalia LL (Poland), George Mačiūnas (Lithuania), Rachel McIntosh (US/Finland), Ania Nowak (Poland/Germany), Markéta Othová (Czechia), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Finland), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Nada Prlja (Bosnia and Herzegovina/North Macedonia), Anni Puolakka (Finland), Karol Radziszewski (Poland), Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (Lithuania), Adam Rzepecki (Poland), Kirill Savchenkov (Russia), Sergey Shabohin (Belarus), Jura Shust (Belarus), Janek Simon (Poland), Martina Smutná (Czechia), Virgilijus Šonta (Lithuania), Anastasija Sosunova (Lithuania), Mladen Stilinović (Croatia), Viktor Timofeev (Latvia/USA), Dominika Trapp (Hungary), Goran Trbuljak (Croatia), Evita Vasiljeva (Latvia), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (Romania), Austėja Vilkaitytė (Lithuania), Stephen Webb (US/Finland), Jonas Zagorskas & Žilvinas Dobilas (Lithuania), Artur Žmijewski (Poland), and others.

Partners: Autarkia, Atletika, Editorial, Lithuanian Artists’ Association, Swallow, Tech Arts in partnership with Rupert

Contemporary Art Centre / Šiuolaikinio meno centras

e-flux.com/announcements/388575/baltic-triennial-14-the-endless-frontier/

Baltic Triennial 14 announces title, list of participating artists, and locations.

Museum Tinguely presents Bruce Conner: Light Out of Darkness. #MuseumTinguely #BruceConner May 5–November 28, 2021Openin...
05/04/2021
Bruce Conner: Light Out of Darkness

Museum Tinguely presents Bruce Conner: Light Out of Darkness.

#MuseumTinguely #BruceConner

May 5–November 28, 2021

Opening: May 4, 11am–8pm, free admission on opening day

Museum Tinguely Basel

e-flux.com/announcements/367532/bruce-conner-light-out-of-darkness/

A new exhibition at Museum Tinguely focuses on Bruce Conner’s experimental films with a representative selection of nine works.

Artforum: May 2021 issue out now. #Artforum e-flux.com/announcements/337935/may-2021/
05/03/2021
May 2021

Artforum: May 2021 issue out now.

#Artforum

e-flux.com/announcements/337935/may-2021/

May 2021

05/03/2021
e-flux Video & Film | Artist Cinemas | Faraway, So Close | Xiaowen Zhu, Oriental Silk, 2015

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Xiaowen Zhu’s Oriental Silk (2015), on view from Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9, 2021.

#efluxVideoFilm #XiaowenZhu #FrancescaGirelli #KokiTanaka

Part of a long-term project of the same name, Oriental Silk is about touch and tactility, craft and value, and the colors of memory. The Oriental Silk emporium, located in Los Angeles, was the first Chinese silk importing business in the United States after WWII. Established more than four decades ago, the shop, which has risen alongside the Hollywood film industry, becomes a productive place to reflect on the astonishing histories of twentieth-century migration and to critique the idea of the American Dream. Through the worldview of the shop owner Kenneth Wong, the beauty of silk and its wondrous craftsmanship stand for the human pursuits that link people and places—and provide purpose—across time and borders.

The film is presented here alongside an interview with Xiaowen Zhu, conducted by Francesca Girelli.

Oriental Silk is the third installment of Faraway, So Close, a program of films and interviews convened by Koki Tanaka, and comprising the sixth cycle of Artist Cinemas, a long-term, online series of film programs curated by artists for e-flux Video & Film.

e-flux.com/video/392983/xiaowen-zhu-nbsp-oriental-silk/

Badischer Kunstverein presents "Things we sense about each other". #BadischerKunstverein May 7–July 4, 2021Opening: May ...
05/03/2021
Things we sense about each other

Badischer Kunstverein presents "Things we sense about each other".

#BadischerKunstverein

May 7–July 4, 2021

Opening: May 6, 7pm

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Irina Afanasyeva, Vahram Aghasyan, Lala Aliyeva, Stefan Bertalan, Anna Dasović, Ines Doujak, Ilkin Huseynov, Anna Jermolaewa, Adela Jušić, Susanne Kriemann, Misha Kurilov, Elturan Mammadov, Ekaterina Muromtseva, Jura Shust, Harout Simonian, Lucine Talalyan, Aleksei Taruts, Iulia Toma, Miloš Trakilović, ZIP Group

e-flux.com/announcements/381312/things-we-sense-about-each-other/

The Badische Kunstverein presents Things we sense about each other, featuring 21 international artists and realized collectively by a group of curators from Baku, Bucharest, Karlsruhe, Kiev, Krasnodar, Minsk, Poltava, Prague, Sarajevo, Vienna, and Yerevan.

The Venice Biennale, Lothar Baumgarten, and Joseph Beuys in focus: ifa celebrates three anniversaries. #ifagalerieExhibi...
05/03/2021
The Venice Biennale, Lothar Baumgarten, and Joseph Beuys in focus: ifa celebrates three anniversaries

The Venice Biennale, Lothar Baumgarten, and Joseph Beuys in focus: ifa celebrates three anniversaries.

#ifagalerie

Exhibition: Lothar Baumgarten and Gabriel Rossell Santillán – A Natural Order of Things (ifa Gallery Stuttgart)
Curated by Iris Lenz
April 10–Fall 2021

Biennale-Talk #1: The Biennale Principle–Boom of an Exhibition Format
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7pm
via Zoom: sign up and receive a link: ifa-galerie-stuttgart [​at​] ifa.de. The talk is held in German.

Exhibition: Andrea Acosta, Joseph Beuys, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Sara Ouhaddou: Notes of a Seerees (ifa Gallery Berlin)
Curated by Inka Gressel and Susanne Weiß
April 30–June 13, 2021

art.ifa

e-flux.com/announcements/380378/the-venice-biennale-lothar-baumgarten-and-joseph-beuys-in-focus-ifa-celebrates-three-anniversaries/

In the following months, ifa will call attention to the three coinciding anniversaries with several events and exhibitions taking place in Stuttgart and Berlin, accompanied by digital programs.

Collective presents Christian Newby: Boredom>Mischief>Fantasy>Radicalism>Fantasy. #CollectiveEdinburgh May 13–August 29,...
05/03/2021
Christian Newby: Boredom>Mischief>Fantasy>Radicalism>Fantasy

Collective presents Christian Newby: Boredom>Mischief>Fantasy>Radicalism>Fantasy.

#CollectiveEdinburgh

May 13–August 29, 2021

e-flux.com/announcements/318772/christian-newbyboredom-mischief-fantasy-radicalism-fantasy/

Collective is delighted to announce a major new commission by artist Christian Newby, to be displayed in their City Dome exhibition space.

The Future Architecture Platform announces a new season of its architecture program: Landscapes of Care. #FutureArchitec...
05/03/2021
2021 Season of Future Architecture Platform: Landscapes of Care

The Future Architecture Platform announces a new season of its architecture program: Landscapes of Care.

#FutureArchitecture

May 1–October 31, 2021

e-flux.com/announcements/385928/2021-season-of-future-architecture-platform-landscapes-of-care/

Future Architecture Platform has introduced a new season of its architecture program: Landscapes of Care, and invites participants for a series of over 20 of the most significant and interconnected architectural happenings and events in Europe.

Riyadh Art: Final week to apply to the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium. #RiyadhArt Application deadline: May 7,...
05/03/2021
Reminder: open call for applications to the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium

Riyadh Art: Final week to apply to the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium.

#RiyadhArt

Application deadline: May 7, 2021

Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium: November 10–December 6

e-flux.com/announcements/392229/reminder-open-call-for-applications-to-the-tuwaiq-international-sculpture-symposium/

Reminder: open call for applications to the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium // Final week to apply // May 7, 2021

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