Fri15Jul2016Fri31Mar201709:00 - 17:00Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE
Thinking Out Loud
‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the fifth Data as Culture art exhibition at the Open Data Institute. The exhibition is built around the practice of the 2016 ODI Sound Artist in Residence, Alex McLean, with a group of artists, designers, makers and musicians that he has collaborated with. Openness and processes of making – where any end results are left partly undone – are at the heart of many of the projects on display. The exhibition draws connections between the ways in which humans have captured, encoded and distributed data, and made it meaningful through pattern throughout history. From pre-Columbian Quipu and the ancient art of weaving to computer software environments, it introduces us to creative notions of code, and the ways in which it can carry both language and thought.
The exhibition features artists and makers who are driven by radical intentions to expose the inner workings of the systemic structures we live with. We are encouraged to engage with these ourselves through art, software, folk songs, glitch aesthetics, chance encounters and knitted jumpers.
Artists: Felicity Ford, David Griffiths and Julian Rohrhuber, Ellen Harlizius-Klück, Dan Hett, David Littler, Alex McLean, Antonio Roberts, Sam Meech, Amy Twigger-Holroyd
Curated by Alex McLean and Hannah Redler
Sat03Sep2016Sat29Oct201612:00 - 16:00Stryx, 13 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RS
Short Circuit - Terminal 1
Short Circuit is an ambitious international touring group show devised by Independent Curator, Aly Grimes, and consisting of nine New Media artists and collectives in an attempt to re-assess the archetypal framework of a travelling exhibition. It proposes a new experimental model of display realised in three different locations across Europe to include Birmingham, Copenhagen and Venice. The project’s structure aims to investigate new ways that exhibition spaces can present touring shows in the Digital Age and will manifest as a highly experimental research project susceptible to failure. It might glitch, trip, malfunction or ‘short circuit’.
A touring exhibition or ‘travelling exhibit’ is a type of exhibition that is available for circulation to one or more venues in addition to the premises of the organiser. Its structure typically comprises a grouping of works that tour together, arriving as a complete set at each participating venue. This method enables the sharing of new ideas, draws connections between artists across geographical boundaries, attracts new audiences, allows for the diffusion of knowledge and local cultures, provides fresh interpretations of artists’ work and brings opportunities to share production costs.
Short Circuit takes the conventional model of a touring exhibition as its point of departure. Whilst many of the aforementioned goals of a typical touring show will remain the same, crucial differences exist. Firstly, this new structure requires artworks to arrive at each exhibition venue independently using the Internet as a conduit, and secondly, the selected artworks never assemble as a grouping at the beginning of the project.
Referencing the notions of both electrical and touring ‘circuits’, the exhibition will travel in a geographical clock-wise loop beginning at Stryx (Birmingham), to A plus A Gallery (Venice) and completing at New Shelter Plan (Copenhagen). These venues or ‘terminals’ have been selected due to their physical commonalities providing neutral exhibition environments in which to best test this new exhibition model. In addition, they all comprise experimental project spaces that foster international collaborations and regularly exhibit emerging and mid-career New Media artists.
+ Opens - 02.09.2016, 6.30 – 10pm for September Digbeth First Friday with a live performance of Sonification
Studies by Antonio Roberts.
Exhibition Days - 03.09 – 29.10.2016, Thursdays to Saturdays, 12 – 4pm
STRYX, Minerva Works, Birmingham B5 5RS
+ 27.09.2016 – Public talk at Ikon Gallery in association with New Art West Midlands’ Curator Bursary Award
+ 07.10.2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm – Late night exhibition opening for October Digbeth First Friday with an augmented reality workshop by Juneau Projects
Emily Mulenga, Juneau Projects and Antonio Roberts (Birmingham)
The Cool Couple, Kensuke Koike and Ryts Monet (Venice)
Honey Beckerlee, Mads Damsbo and Johan Knattrup Jensen and David Stjernholm (Copenhagen)
Wed21Sep2016Sat15Oct201610:30 - 17:304 Brook St, Birmingham B3 1SA
Next Wave 2016
Next Wave 2016 is curated by Caroline Ali RBSA, Jack Foster NWA, Jennifer Pardoe NWA, and Annette Pugh ARBSA. It features 14 artists, including RBSA artists and recent art graduates.
The Next Wave project began in 2014 as an exciting new venture for the RBSA. The project aimed to stage an exhibition of work by emerging and early-career artists that would add to the variety of the RBSA Gallery’s exhibition programme. It also aimed to support and promote the exhibitors to help them develop their career in the arts sector. Four exhibitors (Jack Foster, Anna Lorenz, Jennifer Pardoe, and Antonio Roberts) were awarded Next Wave Associateship of the Society, providing them with three free years of associate membership and an opportunity to help inform and develop the direction of the Society. Following the success of Next Wave 2014, the RBSA made it a biennial project so that the aims could be developed and continued for 2016 and beyond.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support provided by the following organisations and individuals: Lillie C Johnson Charitable Trust, Saintbury, John Feeney Charitable Trust, CB & HH Taylor 1984 Trust, The Grimmitt Trust, Jill Hailes RBSA, Celia Nancarrow RBSA, Graham Winteringham RBSA, and anonymous individual donors.
Caroline Ali RBSA, Alberto Condotta, Jack Foster NWA, Rob Hamp, Claire Hickey, Celestine Kim, Anna Lorenz NWA, Constantin Malmare, Rachael Marley, Jennifer Pardoe NWA, Annette Pugh ARBSA, Antonio Roberts NWA, Natalie Seymour, Daniel Smart.
Private View, Thursday 22 September, 6.00 – 8.00pm.
Guided Tour, Sunday 9 October, 11.00am – 1.00pm, £7/£5 concessions, refreshments included.
Free guided tours available. Contact Natalie to book.
Fri28Oct2016Mon06Feb2017Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, United States
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, and will include a film series in the third-floor theater.
Dreamlands spans more than a century of works by American artists and filmmakers, and also includes a small number of works of German cinema and art from the 1920s with a strong relationship to, and influence on, American art and film. Featured are works in installation, drawing, 3-D environments, sculpture, performance, painting, and online space, by Trisha Baga, Ivana Bašić, Frances Bodomo, Dora Budor, Ian Cheng, Bruce Conner, Ben Coonley, Joseph Cornell, Andrea Crespo, François Curlet, Alex Da Corte, Oskar Fischinger, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Alex Israel, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Pierre Joseph, Aidan Koch, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anthony McCall, Josiah McElheny, Syd Mead, Lorna Mills, Jayson Musson, Melik Ohanian, Philippe Parreno, Jenny Perlin, Mathias Poledna, Edwin S. Porter, Oskar Schlemmer, Hito Steyerl, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Stan VanDerBeek, Artie Vierkant, and Jud Yalkut, among others.
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 is organized by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator.