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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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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA)
Yesterday
September 21, 2017
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
SXSW Art Program
Americas Society
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
September 20, 2017
Guangdong Times Museum
Kunstmuseum Bern
OCAT Institute
September 19, 2017
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Bonniers Konsthall
Spring Workshop | Hong Kong
e-flux / Frontier Imaginaries / Columbia University
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
September 18, 2017
De Hallen Haarlem

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 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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GOODMAN GALLERY, Cape Town
GALERIA MAYORAL, Barcelona
PARRA & ROMERO, Ibiza
ERMES-ERMES, Rome
PI ARTWORKS, London
FRANCESCA MININI, Milan
CHATEAU SHATTO, Los Angeles
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Buenos Aires
57TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice
HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin
MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Lisbon
ART BASEL, Basel
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Münster
NATURKUNDEMUSEUM IM OTTONEUM / GLORIA-KINO / NEUE GALERIE / NEUE NEUE GALERIE / NORDSTADTPARK, Kassel
PETER FREEMAN INC., New York
MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York

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
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
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
Litia Perta
Ashkan Sepahvand

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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Artificial Labor
September 22, 2017
Simone C. Niquille
SimFactory
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Vitra Design Museum
Artificial Labor
September 20, 2017
Julia Powles
Italy’s New Rural
Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana
Artificial Labor
September 18, 2017
European Architectural History Network
Fondation CIVA Stichting
Future Public
September 15, 2017
Michael Stone-Richards
Care Comes in the Wake of Retreat
The Getty Research Institute
Graham Foundation
Future Public
September 14, 2017
Anna Puigjaner
Kitchen Stories
Future Public
September 13, 2017
Rahel Aima
Free Culture?
Die Neue Sammlung
United States Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale
Future Public
September 12, 2017
EDP Foundation
Future Public
September 11, 2017
Nick Axel, Vere van Gool, Joseph Grima, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Anton Vidokle
Editorial
Positions
September 8, 2017
Keller Easterling
Switch
Positions
September 7, 2017
Andreas Angelidakis
Unauthorized
Positions
September 6, 2017
Post-Internet Cities
August 4, 2017
Nashin Mahtani
Impressions of Disaster
Post-Internet Cities
August 2, 2017
Morten Søndergaard
On Para-logic Practices
Post-Internet Cities
July 31, 2017
Post-Internet Cities
July 29, 2017
Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico
Constrained Cities

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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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,...

This book began as a two-part issue of e-flux journal devoted to the question: What is contemporary art? First, and most obviously: why is this question not asked? That is to say, why do we simply leave it to hover in the shadow of attempts at critical summation in the grand...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Since Conceptualism, the field of art has become increasingly accustomed to playing host to its own critique, and recent decades have seen institutions engaged in self-critique as if by mandate. Important notions of legibility, autonomy, and critical engagement that were once necessary to...

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...

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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TOXIC ASSETS is a public seminar featuring dance, poetry, art installation, screenings, and talks that responds to the question: What would it take to detox New York City? The project marks the arrival of art and research initiative Frontier Imaginaries to New York City from October 18–22, as a guest of e-flux lectures and Columbia University’s Ruth S. Biermann Memorial Meetings.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7pm
What does populism mean when related to a work of art? Can we define a populist approach in visual art beyond the clear and vulgar examples of propaganda? This lecture will try to fill the "empty signifier" moving from Writers and The People, a book published in 1965 by the Italian thinker Alberto Asor Rosa.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7pm
In an era when revolution is no longer possible, notions of incremental struggle through material change become once again relevant. Architecture offers a distinctive method for structural critique and positive assertion; a way of understanding how the built environment enforces and reinforces social power relations, and – crucially – how we can intervene in this process.
Monday, September 18, 2017, 7pm
Socialist Architecture: The Reappearing Act is a book by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss with a series of photographs by Armin Linke. The book investigates the fate of former Yugoslavia's socialist architecture, as sites of spatial magic finding a new kind of life beyond what was ever intended by the ideology that created them.
Friday, September 15, 2017, 7pm
This evening marks the publication of Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability, an in-depth introduction into the group and its practice. Weizman will present the group’s most recent investigative work on enforced disappearance in Mexico, after which he will be joined by Malachy Browne of the New York Times to discuss new techniques in open source investigations and civil society forensics, and their impact on investigative journalism. 
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7pm
Join us to celebrate the New York launch of What’s Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It, the eleventh title in the e-flux journal reader series with Sternberg Press. The evening features a response by David Kim, and the performance Cor Chor Core by contributing author Tavi Meraud.
Friday, June 30, 2017, 7pm
A reading of Amílcar Cabral’s agronomic writings exposes the substrata of a syntax for liberation later performed in guerrilla language and struggle. It is a timely reminder in troubled times, a commoning of the humble — reclaiming soil as a rhizosphere rich in animated beings and inscriptions of oppression.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7pm
Ariel Goldberg will give a lecture on when newspapers appear in photographs and when artists appear in the news.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7pm
This talk revives two seemingly superseded critical traditions (twentieth-century ideology theory and nineteenth-century feminist poetics) and finds there models for thinking action in the present.
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6pm
Quaestiones Perversas—an obscene form of the Graduate Record Examination—aims to gum the data production and collection of standardized testing as well as question the ideological underpinnings behind it.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7pm
Journalist and author Masha Gessen discusses ways of surviving an autocracy. Rule #1? Believe the autocrat.
Monday, May 22, 2017, 7pm
Truth, abducted, is being held prisoner in the tower of falsehood, from whose high windows she calls out to be freed: so depicts Thomas Le Myésier in 1321.
Friday, May 19, 2017, 7pm
This lecture considers modern romantic love as a prototype of automation associated with capitalist reproduction.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7pm
At a time when public space is rapidly dissolving into private property and attention is dissolving into the monetized distraction of streaming content in solitude, this cinema activates the possibilities offered through networked technology and opens the domestic up to what could be called anybody.
Monday, May 8, 2017, 7pm
With Sandi Hilal, Reinhold Martin, Alessandro Petti, and Nikolaus Hirsch.

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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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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