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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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Fundació Joan Miró
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Pakistan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
February 21, 2019
Officine Grandi Riparazioni
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette
February 20, 2019
State of Concept Athens
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Fogo Island Arts
Kunstmuseum Bern
February 19, 2019
Schwarz Foundation
mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Walker Art Center
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February 18, 2019
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

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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Het Nieuwe Instituut
Becoming Digital
February 21, 2019
Luke Caspar Pearson
From Superstudio to Super Mario
Princeton University School of Architecture
United States Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale / Wrightwood 659
Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm / Art and Theory Publishing
Becoming Digital
February 19, 2019
Guillermo Fernández-Abascal and Urtzi Grau
Learning to live together
Architectural Association School of Architecture
Becoming Digital
February 16, 2019
Becoming Digital
February 14, 2019
Ramon Amaro
As if
Garagem Sul | Lisbon
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Norman Foster Foundation
February 11, 2019
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
February 5, 2019
Becoming Digital
February 1, 2019
Becoming Digital
January 30, 2019
Mark Jarzombek
Digital Post-Ontology
Becoming Digital
January 29, 2019
Ellie Abrons, Nick Axel, McLain Clutter, Adam Fure, and Nikolaus Hirsch
November 25, 2018
Ateya Khorakiwala
Architecture's Scaffolds
November 23, 2018
November 21, 2018
Ingerid Helsing Almaas
No app for that
November 15, 2018
José Aragüez
Critical Imageability
November 9, 2018
Spyros Papapetros
Pre/post/erous Histories
November 7, 2018

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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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
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
James Owen Weatherall
Becket Mingwen
Jacob Korczynski
Litia Perta
Bar Laika

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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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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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Friday, March 8, 2019, 7pm
Join us at e-flux where artist Ricardo Basbaum will present his book Diagrams, 1994–ongoing published by Errant Bodies Press, 2016. He will be joined in conversation with art historian and critic Alexander Alberro, for a discussion of Basbaum's work in relation to the legacy of conceptual art, as well as Latin American neoconcrete art and the role it has opened up for the spectator in the process of production.
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9pm
Deconstructing the myth of Oedipus within the framework of an ancient Japanese folk story, the Yonemotos craft a highly charged discourse of loss and desire. Quoting from Buñuel, Freud, pop media, and art, they place the symbology of Western psychosexual analytical theory into a cross-cultural context, juxtaposing the Oedipal and Kappa myths in a delirious collusion of form and content.
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7pm
Join us at Bar Laika for the fourth edition of Satellite, featuring Lucie Vítková, and Voice Training (Jaclyn Miller). Both artists are associated with the label Bánh Mì Verlag.
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7pm
Join us at e-flux for a discussion on environmental justice and the rights of trees, featuring Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe (Cooking Sections) in conversation with Mari Margil and Elizabeth Yeampierre, moderated by Felicity D. Scott.
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 9pm
Vice President Mike Pence, as the smiley face of the Trump Adminstration, also acts as cheerleader-in-chief.  In accepting the vice-presidential nomination in 2016, Pence proclaimed, “I'm a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican—in that order,” suggesting how we should understand his statements and behavior.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7pm
Mudede will present clips from his new film Thin Skin, and discuss the Northwest aesthetic of what Seattle art critic Matt Offenbacher has described as the ”green gothic.”
Friday, February 15, 2019, 7pm
“We are now in the second decade of the West taking interest in art from ‘other’ places. There are many reasons for this development, including the fall of communism in the early 1990s, the ensuing new geopolitical situation in Europe, and the rapid processes of globalization in that decade, all of which have effected lasting changes in the world-map of art.”
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7pm
As the world warms and seasonal patterns betray historical records, we are called to rethink the organizing logics of the environments that we inhabit physically and imaginatively. From regional life-worlds to the abstraction of a global climate whose mean temperature is steadily rising, the boundaries of our environs are open to radical contestation—shifting shorelines, disturbed migratory routes and phenological clocks, and new avenues of economic exploitation and militarization. How are contemporary curators, artists and theorists intervening in these consequential matters?
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9pm
Holmqvist’s new animation mixes spoken and written language in different patterns and temporalities.
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10am
With lectures, films, and discussions by Julieta Aranda, Kader Attia, Robert Bird, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Ali Cherri, Kodwo Eshun, Joana Hadjithomas, Marie-Nour Hechaimé, Khalil Joreige, Maha Maamoun, Mahan Moalemi, Chantal Pontbriand, Anjalika Sagar, Rasha Salti, Jihan El-Tahri, Christelle Taraud, Anton Vidokle, and Brian Kuan Wood.
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 9pm
This legendary film features artist Jack Smith in what Jacobs calls "a look in on an exploding life, on a man of imagination suffering pre-fashionable lower East Side deprivation and consumed with American 1950's, 40's, 30s disgust.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
“Exile” is the first in the conference series “Art After Cuture?” organized in Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin, and New York launching off the next ten years of e-flux journal. With lectures, responses, and workshops by Julieta Aranda, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Binna Choi, Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, iLiana Fokianaki, Coco Fusco, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Charl Landvreugd, Chus Martinez, Metahaven, Christian Nyampeta, Anton Vidokle, Mary Wang, and Brian Kuan Wood.
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9pm
An evening of shorts on sex, protuberances, and power.
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 7pm
Join us at Bar Laika for Satellite 3, featuring composer and performer Keith Fullerton Whitman.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.