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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
e-flux Architecture is a dissemination platform for architecture and design. The content is comprised of commissioned and syndicated essays, as well as press releases for key events and projects in the field.
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.
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
e-flux organizes and presents an ongoing public program of talks, screenings, and exhibitions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.