Features

Features comprise selections from the latest content across e-flux. Articles are updated daily as new content is published.

Announcement
September 8, 2016
San Francisco Art Institute
Superhumanity
September 22, 2016
Boris Groys
art-agenda review
September 15, 2016
Kiki Mazzucchelli
Announcement
September 15, 2016
9th Futurological Congress
art-agenda review
September 5, 2016
Hanlu Zhang
Journal
September 1, 2016
Donna Haraway
Announcement
September 21, 2016
Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA)

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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Bonniers Konsthall
Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art
Kunsthaus Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum
Yesterday
September 23, 2016
M – Museum Leuven
September 22, 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

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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VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin
PAVILHãO CICCILLO MATARAZZO, São Paulo

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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A two-part symposium exploring the practices and sociopolitical implications of contemporary museology

e-flux Architecture is a platform for disseminating new ideas in design and architecture. The content is comprised of commissioned and syndicated essays, as well as press releases for key events and projects in the field.

Superhumanity is the first project by e-flux Architecture.

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Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
Superhumanity
September 22, 2016

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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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...

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...

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

“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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Nov. 11-12 at Brooklyn Museum, and Nov. 20-21 at Walker Art Center. The museum of contemporary art might very well be the most advanced recording device ever invented in the history of humankind. It is a place for the...
Friday, September 30, 2016
Everywhere we see signs of exhaustion and collapse. The end is everywhere, but this is only an illusion, because things never stop concatenating, so...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us
 that the history of the oppressed can still be saved. The Khalil brothers’ feature...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30pm
The lecture presents an interpretation of DNA/RNA as visual structures with specific formal properties and relationships. Instead of the existing...
Friday, July 8, 2016
Tech is never simply technology. It never appears in the abstract, any more than the characters “H2O” appear anywhere on water. Tech is always...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
From Oiticica’s late 1950s experiments with painting and color to his mid-1960s wearable Parangolés, Small traces a series of artistic procedures...
Friday, May 20, 2016
The freeport method of art storage presents its critics with a problem. Is it something new? Or something old? What could be less surprising than an...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Liam Gillick has written a holistic genealogy of contemporary art that addresses arts engagement with history, even when it seems apathetic or blind...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The presentation discusses the exhibition Hotel Theory that was held at REDCAT, Los Angeles in the fall of 2015. Curated by Sohrab Mohebi in...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
On Tuesday, May 3, please join the Center for Transformative Media in launching Benjamin H. Bratton's latest titles: The Stack: On Software and...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
On Wednesday, April 13, Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will introduce a new performance by Moscow-based performer and theater director Viktoria...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Viennese émigré architect Bernard Rudofsky (1905–1988) is most frequently recalled for curating “Architecture without Architects,” the famous...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Analysts are choking on intercepted communication. They need to unscramble, filter, decrypt, refine, and process “truckloads of data.” The focus...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
If artists want to change the world the following question arises: In what way is art able to influence the world in which we live? There are...
Friday, March 18, 2016
In 1963, the Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano went to China to interview the last emperor, Pu Yi. He and I were both working for...

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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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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