Content Industrial Complex Journal #89 March 2018
#89 March 2018 Journal
Posthuman Labor e-flux Architecture
Three Tendencies of Future Art Journal #89 March 2018
Affordances and Architecture e-flux Architecture
On Automation and Free Time e-flux Architecture
In Defense of the Poor Image Journal #10 November 2009

e-flux announcements are press releases for current exhibitions of art from all over the world. Selective content presents programs at leading art institutions: museums, biennials, and art centers, as well as notable artist-run spaces and experimental venues. The announcement archive documents some of the most significant exhibitions that have taken place since 1999.

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
GAMeC – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo
Fundació Joan Miró
Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne
March 19, 2018
KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen
March 18, 2018
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau
MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Ateneum Art Museum
March 17, 2018
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Les Ateliers de Rennes - Contemporary Art Biennale
March 16, 2018
La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art
Arts Catalyst
Van Abbemuseum
March 15, 2018
TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol

Launched in 2008, e-flux journal is a monthly art publication featuring essays and contributions by some of the most engaged artists and thinkers working today. The journal is available online, in PDF format, and in print through a network of distributors.

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e-flux Architecture is a sister publishing platform of e-flux, archive, and editorial project founded in 2016. The news, events, exhibitions, programs, journals, books, and architecture projects produced and/or disseminated by e-flux Architecture describe strains of critical discourse surrounding contemporary architecture, culture, and theory internationally.

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Canadian Centre for Architecture
UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)
Princeton University School of Architecture
March 15, 2018
Jaehee Kim
Posthuman Labor
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) | ETH Zürich
March 12, 2018
Erik and Ronald Rietveld
Affordances and Architecture
Vitra Design Museum
United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale / e-flux Architecture
Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam
March 8, 2018
Garagem Sul | Lisbon
March 5, 2018
Hannah Proctor
Mournful Militancy
March 2, 2018
February 26, 2018
Chin Jungkwon
Play and Labor
February 23, 2018
Common Accounts
Going Fluid
February 21, 2018
February 20, 2018
Nick Axel, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Jihoi Lee, Anton Vidokle, and Mark Wigley
Editorial—Post-Labor, Psychopathology, Plasticity
February 9, 2018
February 2, 2018
January 30, 2018
Mario Carpo
Republics of Makers
January 26, 2018
Samuel Stewart-Halevy
January 23, 2018
Víctor Muñoz Sanz
Platform Architectures
Urban Village
January 19, 2018
Joshua Bolchover
Palimpsest Urbanism

e-flux conversations is a place for in-depth discussions of urgent artistic and social ideas. Using a hybrid editorial model, the open forum allows for participation from readers as well as specialized discussions.

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art-agenda reviews exhibitions taking place at art galleries worldwide. Its international team of writers include some of the most interesting voices in contemporary art criticism.

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BLUM AND POE, Los Angeles

Art & Education is a platform for art schools and academies. Its content covers a wide range of events from graduation shows to new teaching positions at some of the best educational programs worldwide. Art & Education publishes reviews of studio art, curating, and art history programs throughout the world.

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Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
University of Pennsylvania
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
Becket Mingwen
Jacob Korczynski
Litia Perta
Ashkan Sepahvand

e-flux video & film is a platform dedicated to the moving image, gathering conversations, lectures, and symposia recorded at e-flux since 2010 and featuring some of the most interesting artists and thinkers of our times. Beyond providing an archival resource, the platform will present new works as well as stream events in real time.

e-flux books comprise several imprints, including the e-flux journal reader series co-published with Sternberg Press, e-flux classics distributed by the University of Minnesota Press, and supercommunity books co-published with Verso Books.

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The field of design has radically expanded. As a practice, design is no longer limited to the world of material objects but rather extends from carefully crafted individual styles and online identities to the surrounding galaxies of personal devices, new materials, interfaces, networks,...

Let’s be clear about something: it is infuriating that most interesting artists are perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three professions that are, unlike art, respected by society in terms of compensation and general usefulness. When the flexibility, certainty, and freedom...

Hito Steyerl

In Hito Steyerl’s writing we begin to see how, even if the hopes and desires for coherent collective political projects have been displaced onto images and screens, it is precisely here that we must look frankly at the technology that seals them in. The Wretched of the Screen collects a number...

Martha Rosler

What makes a city successful today? Over the past few decades, artists—and more broadly, clusters of creative people—have become central to narratives of urban revitalization and civic growth in cities around the world.

In many locales, artists in search of cheap rent constitute the...

“Supercommunity traverses every experience, every struggle. It gives voice to art as it does to social critique, to the critique of science in the same way as the syndicalism of the old and new labour-power, to the struggle of artists as precarious workers and the precarious workers as...

Cosmism emerged in Russia before the October Revolution and developed through the 1920s and 1930s; like Marxism and the European avant-garde, two other movements that shared this intellectual moment, Russian Cosmism rejected the contemplative for the transformative, aiming to create not merely...

“Rejuvenation and immortality are going to comprise the defining technological imaginary of our time.This will also constitute the ultimate political question: Will biotechnology lead to perpetual youth and longevity for the rich elite, or to an immortality for all? Everything is pointing to...

The internet does not exist. Maybe it did exist only a short time ago, but now it only remains as a blur, a cloud, a friend, a deadline, a redirect, or a 404. If it ever existed, we couldn’t see it. Because it has no shape. It has no face, just this name that describes everything and nothing...

Jalal Toufic

What Was I Thinking? is an initiation into thinking. With a mind that is extremely analytical and yet extremely capable of rendering all kinds of knowledge and experiences permeable to each other, Jalal Toufic creates here a “summa,” but an open-ended one. He looks into the arts as if...

It is often said that we no longer have an addressee for our political demands. But that’s not true. We have each other.
What we can no longer get from the state, the party, the union, the boss, we ask for from one another. And we provide.

Let’s see how need and care and...

Benjamin H. Bratton

Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories.

Benjamin H. Bratton’s kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian...

Boris Groys

If all things in the world can be considered as sources of aesthetic experience, then art no longer holds a privileged position. Rather, art comes between the subject and the world, and any aesthetic discourse used to legitimize art must also necessarily serve to undermine it. Following his...

Arseny Zhilyaev

Avant-Garde Museology is the first title in e-flux classics, a new book series focusing on an emerging historical canon specific to an era when the world’s many eccentric modernities, economies of knowledge, and shared political histories seek to be recognized through contemporary...

Beyond the view that multiple, globally dispersed conceptual art practices provide a heterogeneity of cultural references, Andrei Monastyrski and Collective Actions propose much more: other dimensions altogether, other spatiotemporal politics, other timescales, other understandings of matter,...

Jalal Toufic

“Jalal Toufic is a thinker whose influence in the Beirut artistic community over the past two decades has been immense—notwithstanding that, as he put it, many, if not all of his books, most of which were published by Forthcoming Books, ‘continue to be forthcoming even after their...

e-flux organizes and presents an ongoing public program of talks, screenings, and exhibitions.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7pm
Join us for the launch of Boris Groys' newest edited volume Russian Cosmism, co-published by e-flux and MIT Press (January 2018). The evening will feature Groys in conversation with art historian Claire Bishop and artist Anton Vidokle.
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7pm
Over the past twenty years, and particularly after the publication of Michael Hardt’s and Antonio Negri’s Empire (2000), the radicalism of Italian militants in the 1960s and 1970s has been reappraised by artists, activists, and scholars. However, little has been written about the production of artists who viewed operaismo and autonomia as an inspiring conceptual toolbox and a repository of images and motifs.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7pm
Middle of Beyond blends fiction, news clips, and animation recounting ten days in the life of Malte Krumm, a month after the latest US elections. The film depicts the numbness of a world flooded by information and social media activity, where the borders between reality and illusion are crumbling and narcissism and self-promotion overshadow moral values. Based on a true story. 
Monday, March 12, 2018, 7pm
Dimensions of Citizenship, the theme of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, co-commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the University of Chicago, challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today. As transnational flows of capital, digital technologies, and geopolitical transformations expand, conventional notions of citizenship are undermined. How might architecture, then, express, and engage with today’s rhizomatic and paradoxical conditions of citizenship?
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7pm
Through case studies from the Southeast borderlines of Turkey to the Pearl River Delta in China, Pelin Tan and Keller Easterling discuss how to approach infrastructure spaces and their territorial affects.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7pm
What is the most appropriate question to ask a thinker? Is it not: “What were you thinking?” (the title of one of my previous books). What is a common response to a thinker’s answer to that question? Is it not: “What were you thinking?”—an exclamation echoed at times by his or her own “What was I thinking?” Yes, it is not only (rare) others who ask a thinker, “What were you thinking?”; it is also the thinker who asks himself or herself, “What was I thinking?” (someone who never asks himself or herself this question is not a thinker).
Monday, February 26, 2018
Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo composes a variant of Hitchcock’s Vertigo in which, among other things, Scottie’s drive for reenactment and repetition is not satisfied once he has made Judy look exactly like the beloved he lost, Madeleine.
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7pm
What is the medium of thought today? If the post-Kantian critique of technology saw in the means of thinking (from writing to cinema) the promise of an anti-metaphysical image of thought, how can the critique of the digital address the medium of thought beyond the sheer instrumentality of mindless networks of decision-making?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7pm
Written as a wake-up call to the field of media studies, The Message is Murder analyzes the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' – the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning qualities into quantities, and that the rise of digital culture and technologies under capitalism should be seen as an extension of capitalism's bloody logic.
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 6pm
In this lecture-performance, artist Zach Blas gazes into the crystal balls of Silicon Valley and charts the transmutation of big data into a magical substance that predicts—and polices—our future.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30pm
With Julieta Aranda, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Liam Gillick, Hito Steyerl, and Brian Kuan Wood.
Friday, January 19, 2018, 7pm
The earliest essays in Midnight were written in the 1980s while Molly Nesbit was teaching in New York at Columbia University. There she met Hilton Als, Yasmin Ramirez, and Ann Reynolds, all of whom would take their art history forward in their own ways. The evening at e-flux will bring them back together to talk over their sense of the possibilities now. Non-art historians are warmly invited.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7pm
Featuring the lecture "Becoming Cosmic" by Boris Groys, a discussion between Elena Zaytseva and Anton Vidokle, and a screening of the film Data Field by Alex Anikina.
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7pm
Is it possible to decolonize Western methodologies? Theory is struggling to find new words, tools, methodological frames, and grammar to overcome the colonial nature of our epistemology. How could we relate this debate to the contemporary art museum context? 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7pm
In the year 2017, we dwell in a spiral of decomposition. Visual stimulations proliferate. Recording devices are hidden in every niche of planet Earth. We can see everything, therefore we see nothing. We can know everything, therefore we know nothing. Is ignorance strength? Join us at e-flux for the New York premiere of Andrea Gropplero's Comunismo Futuro, a vertiginous journey through and out of contemporary chaos narrated by Franco “Bifo” Berardi.

In 2001, e-flux initiated a program of online projects that gradually evolved into a traveling series of experimental exhibitions. Some of these projects are now dormant and archived here, while others remain ongoing. 

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Report (Not Announcement) is a transitionary report on the state of mobility at the beginning of 21st Century comprising of accounts and documents submitted by 48 cultural producers from all over the globe. A project by BAK in collaboration with e-flux, curated by Binna Choi.

In 1998 the artist Minerva Cuevas launched an ingenious and complex ongoing economic fiction as a means of exploring the politics of contemporary hope: Mejor Vida Corp.

East.Art.Map: is a project developed by IRWIN of Slovenia and is a tool that leads you through the last 50 years of the visual arts in Eastern Europe. Learn about 250 artists / events / projects proposed by 24 art critics / curators / artists and make suggestions.

Martha Rosler Library: Comprising more than 7,000 volumes selected from the books at Martha Rosler’s residence and studio in Brooklyn and academic office in New Jersey, the library was accessible for the public use at e-flux’s Ludlow street location in NYC.

Utopia Station: posters by more than 100 artists. View them online, download the PDF and print them out. A 2003 Venice Biennal project, curated by Molly Nesbit, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

unitednationsplaza is exhibition as school located in the city of Berlin, organized by Anton Vidokle in collaboration with Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Martha Rosler, Walid Raad, Jalal Toufic, Nikolaus Hirsch, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Tirdad Zolghadr.

AUP is a public database of censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible or rejected art projects, by nearly 2000 artists. View online and submit your unrealized projects.

For their contribution to All The World’s Futures—the 56th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia, the editors of e-flux journal created a single issue spanning from May to September 2015, with one piece of writing released each day.

Time/Bank is a platform where groups and individuals can pool and trade time and skills, bypassing money as a measure of value. Time/Bank is based on the premise that everyone in the field of culture has something to contribute and that it is possible to develop and sustain an alternative...

DO IT began in 1993 in Paris with a discussion among Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier, and Hans Ulrich Obrist. DO IT is a manual of artist’s instructions.

Think you can’t be an artist? Think Again. In 101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself, Rob Pruitt supplies the instructions and leaves the art making to the viewer.

The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist, a new e-flux project curated by Jens Hoffmann, featuring reflections of a group of artists upon the conditions of the relationship between artists and curators.