Digital de Suite
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Digital de Suite

“Potential Payday: Blockchain, the Art Market & Droit de Suite” organized by Even Magazine and Daata Editions, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

with James Tarmy, Bloomberg, Amy Whitaker, New York University, Jess Houlgrave, Codex, and Noah Wunsch, Sotheby's

This program is about art and blockchain technologies, focusing first and foremost on artists and the myriad ways in which technology is changing their positions and practices.

https://splashthat.com/sites/view/digitaldesuite.splashthat.com

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After Effects: NYC Film Screening
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

After Effects: NYC Film Screening

Zach Blas, Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto, Erica Love, Pedro Neves Marques, Wyatt Niehaus, Elizabeth Orr, Sondra Perry, Mariana Silva, Jemima Wyman

Curated by Laurel Ptak

Thursday, March 1, 2018
7.30pm–11.30pm

Location
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

http://www.artingeneral.org/exhibitions/658

Art in General presents After Effects, a cinema screening featuring video works by contemporary artists that consider the landscape of technology as an active agent in the production of our subjectivity. The program includes recent work by: Zach Blas, Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto, Erica Love, Pedro Neves Marques, Wyatt Niehaus, Elizabeth Orr, Sondra Perry, Mariana Silva, and Jemima Wyman. The videos on view interrogate a wide-range of themes, from algorithms to affect, digital labour to decolonization, environmental ruins to economic structures, hyperlinks to human obsolescence. When viewed together, they ask us to consider a dialectical tension in our current relationship to technology: while created in the name of progress to attend to our human desires, how do objects, interfaces, processes, aesthetics and norms ultimately reshape these desires, and—in turn—reshape us?

The screening is organized by Art in General at Anthology Film Archives in conjunction with the exhibition Zach Blas: Contra-Internet on view at Art in General through April 21, 2018. After Effects is supported by Humanities New York and was originally presented at Artis Cinema in Tallinn in collaboration with the Center For Contemporary Arts Estonia with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

After Effects is curated by Laurel Ptak, Executive Director and Curator of Art in General with assistance from Marta Cacciavillani, Curatorial Fellow and Tomson Tee, Media Fellow. Special thanks to all the artists, designer Eric Nylund, as well as the staff and interns at Art in General and the staff at Anthology Film Archives.

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“Is the Museum a Database?” with Zach Blas, Chrissie Iles, and Mike Pepi, MA Curatorial Practice, SVA
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

“Is the Museum a Database?” with Zach Blas, Chrissie Iles, and Mike Pepi, MA Curatorial Practice, SVA

“Is the Museum a Database?” MA Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY  

MA Curatorial Practice presents a discussion between artists Zach Blas and João Enxuto and Erica Love, curator Chrissie Iles and art critic Mike Pepi.

"The critique of the museum was a defining discourse of the twentieth century. But today the museum faces more virulent destabilizations that have emerged alongside new behavior from the general public. Today we find the museum organizing itself for transmission and retrieval, anticipating the final aspirations of an algorithmic regime. The resulting database logic aligns the institution with interests originating from the model of the Silicon Valley enterprise—in constantly updating streams/cycles, the museum reformats its content towards structured, indexed or digitally stored data sets or sets of relations among data."
—Mike Pepi, "Is a Museum a Database?: Institutional Conditions in Net Utopia"

Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose practice confronts technologies of capture, security and control. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

João Enxuto and Erica Love collaborate on projects about art institutions, labor conditions and value systems shaped by recent technologies.

Chrissie Iles is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Iles co-curated the 2004 and 2006 Whitney Biennials as well as the recent exhibition "Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905–2016."

Mike Pepi is a New York-based critic who works at the intersection of art and technology. His work has appeared in Frieze, e-flux, Flash Art, Art in America, DIS magazine and The Art Newspaper.

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Awarded The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Dec
1
to Feb 1

Awarded The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

We were awarded The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for 2017!

Contemporary.Institute is an online project that investigates endeavors in the contemporary art field that are creating agency for artists and art workers. It will focus on technological and pedagogical innovations, activist interventions, and political organizing in the economy of contemporary art production. It will make the case for practices that risk abandoning conventional artistic strategies to creatively experiment with the economic, legal, and techno-institutional structures that frame the art field and beyond.

http://www.artswriters.org/grant/grantees/grantee/jo_o_enxuto_and_erica_love

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Heavy Machinery, Open Space Winter 2018, SFMOMA
Aug
27
to May 1

Heavy Machinery, Open Space Winter 2018, SFMOMA

We’ve been invited by Mike Pepi to contribute to Open Space at SFMOMA for Winter 2018 titled Heavy Machinery, “Digital platforms remake our connection to the everyday, and have assumed an outsize role in aesthetic and political mediation. With these new players come new critiques. Yet platforms seem to be more than just new institutions; something else is there. How do we respond?”

We responded with http://www.sfmoma.domains/

and the purchase of nine other domains: sfmoma.consulting, sfmoma.careers, sfmoma.ventures, sfmoma.community, sfmoma.technology, sfmoma.investments, sfmoma.solutions, sfmoma.estate.

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Awarded NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship In Digital/Electronic Arts
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Awarded NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship In Digital/Electronic Arts

We are honored to have received a NYFA Artist Fellowship! We are in excellent company:

2017 Digital/Electronic Arts Awardees

Merche Blasco (Kings)

Jeremy Couillard (Queens)

João Enxuto and Erica Love (New York)

LoVid (Suffolk)

Melinda Hunt (Westchester)

Zohar Kfir (Kings)

Jen Liu (Richmond)

Amelia Marzec (Kings)

Eva and Franco Mattes (New York)

Joseph Morris (Kings)

Ziv Schneider (Queens)

Pascual Sisto (Kings)

Christopher Woebken (New York)

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Publication in Art and finance co-edited by Suhail Malik and Gerald Nestler
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Publication in Art and finance co-edited by Suhail Malik and Gerald Nestler

We wrote a piece for the new special issue of Finance and Society on ‘Art and finance’ co-edited by Suhail Malik and Gerald Nestler.
http://financeandsociety.ed.ac.uk/issue/view/139

We hope you will join us for a screening of our work at P! Gallery for the New York launch event:

January 25, 6-8pm
P!
334 Broome Street
New York, NY, 10002
http://p-exclamation.com/programs/launch-reception-and-film-screening/

Presentations by :

Emily Rosamond (research article contributor)
Laura Lotti (research article contributor)
Q&A, moderated by Patricia Margarita Hernandez and Gerald Nestler

Screening:

João Enxuto, Erica Love, The Institute for Southern Contemporary Art (ISCA), video, 16:20 min.
Sylvia Eckermann and Gerald Nestler, WHISPER. Status code: No entity found, 2k-video, 4:49 min.

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Exhibition Sea Change in Split, Croatia
Dec
13
to Jan 10

Exhibition Sea Change in Split, Croatia

Sea Change, curated by Brian Willems, Gean Moreno, Jasna Gluić at the Multimedia Cultural Centre in Split, Croatia.

Participating artists: Hito Steyerl, Group AST (Elite Kedan, Felice Grodin, Diann Bauer, Suhail Malik), Tanja Deman, Ursula Biemann, Doming Castillo, Eric del Castillo, Cara Despain, Joao Enxuto and Erica Love, Toni Meštrović, Nadija Mustapić, Dan Oki, Nika Radić, Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, Emmanuel Vaughan

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Participation in Hidden Assembly in Portland, Oregon
Nov
3
to Jan 7

Participation in Hidden Assembly in Portland, Oregon

Hidden Assembly is a group exhibition that will foreground work and workers in an era of hidden labor, curated by Yaelle Amir. The starting point of the exhibition is the recognition that under capitalism most production is rendered invisible. The labor that people perform is obscured or eliminated–an effect heightened by the expanded tech field, global outsourcing, and the rise of precarious work. Hidden Assembly addresses our reconfigured labor market by featuring projects that examine what it means to work in current times, and creative campaigns geared towards exposing exploitative conditions that precarious laborers face today from cultural workers to caretakers to independent contractors.

Artists/Projects: Art Handlers Alliance (AHA-NY) | João Enxuto & Erica Love | Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen | GULF Labor Coalition | Michael Mandiber | Betty Marin | Huong Ngo & Hong-An Truong | Laurel Ptak | Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Morán Jahn) | Andrew Norman Wilson | Patricia Vasquez

Curated by Yaelle Amir

Jointly presented with the Newspace Center for Photography and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA.

Opening Reception at Newspace Center for Photography: Friday, November 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm.

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ISCA at IMPAKT 2016: Authenticity?
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

ISCA at IMPAKT 2016: Authenticity?

Screening of Institute for Southern Contemporary Art (ISCA) followed by Franco "Bifo" Berardi's keynote lecture at the annual Impakt Festival.

This year is titled Authenticity? curated by Bas Hendrikx and Barbara Cueto and will be a five-day multi media festival with exhibitions, lectures and screenings at different locations in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Presentation and panel discussion at SECAC in Roanoke, Virginia
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Presentation and panel discussion at SECAC in Roanoke, Virginia

International Cybernetics, Corinna Kirsch, Thursday, October 20
Beyond Inputs and Outputs: The Global Reach of Cybernetics and Open Systems
Chair: Corinna Kirsch, Stony Brook University

Panelists:
Megan Hines, Stony Brook University, Lygia Clark's Bichos: An Alternate Cybernetic Utopia

Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda,Simon Fraser University Surrey, Independent Publishing Networks, Cybernetics and Art: El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn, 1962-1969.

 Christine Filippone, Millersville University, The Whole Earth: Open Systems and Eco-Art

 João Enxuto and Erica Love, Contemporary.Institute

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INTRODUCTORY LECTURE w/ OUR LITERAL SPEED
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

INTRODUCTORY LECTURE w/ OUR LITERAL SPEED

As Contemporary.Institute we are happy to announce our first public event on Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm, Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University.

OUR LITERAL SPEED is a collective based in Selma, Alabama. They will be represented by Christopher P. Heuer, an Associate Director at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts and Matthew Jesse Jackson, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Visual Arts and Art History at the University of Chicago.

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PowerPoint Polemics at The Photographers' Gallery, London
Jan
22
to Apr 3

PowerPoint Polemics at The Photographers' Gallery, London

We are excited to be participating in a group exhibition in London at The Photographers' Gallery titled, PowerPoint Polemics with contributions also from Stephan Dillemuth, IOCOSE, Lev Manovich, Rosa Menkman, Sascha Pohflepp, Claire Tolan, Rebecca Roth (NASA), Joe Gibson & Mishka Henner, Joachim Schmid, Olga Goriunova & Matthew Fuller, Paul Wombell, Clunie Reid, Werkflow & Mechanical Turk.

For more information about our contribution visit The Photographers' Gallery

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99 Objects—Barnett Newman’s Day One at the Whitney Museum, New York
Jun
28
3:00 PM15:00

99 Objects—Barnett Newman’s Day One at the Whitney Museum, New York

We just participated in the Whitney program 99 Objects with a performative lecture on Barnett Newman’s painting Day One.

Named in honor of the Whitney’s new address, 99 Gansevoort Street, 99 Objects is a series of in-gallery programs focusing on individual works of art from the Museum’s collection on view in America Is Hard to See. Speakers include artists, writers, Whitney curators and educators, and an interdisciplinary group of scholars.

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