Anton Vidokle

Linking back through material immortality + resurrection in Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism at HKW, Sep 1 – Oct 3

29 August 2017

The Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism group exhibition is on at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), opening September 1 and running to October 3.

The show brings together both Russian avant-garde work, curated by Boris Groys and drawn from the George Costakis collection, and contemporary work, including films by Anton Vidokle and Arseny Zhilyaev‘s installation reflecting “on the philosophical, scientific and artistic concepts of Russian Cosmism.”

Exploring the concept of Russian Cosmism and its dedication to”material immortality and resurrection,” as well as travel to outer space, there will also be a two-day conference looking at the intersection of science, technology and art. The event is part of 100 Years of Nowwhich is a four year program “undertaking an analysis of the present time by linking back to historical utopias.”

Visit the HKW website for details.**

Anton Vidokle, ‘Immortality and resurrection for All (2017) Film still. Courtesy the artist + HKW, Berlin.
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Venice Biennale 2015, May 9 – Nov 22

5 May 2015

Founded in 1895, the Venice Biennale is celebrating its 56th round this year, opening a month earlier than usual in the Italian city and running from May 9 to November 22, 2015.

Like always, La Biennale will be stacked with international artists—specifically 136 representing 88 national participants, 88 of which (representing 53 different countries) are showing in Venice for the first time.

Some of these new names are not, however, new to aqnb. The Internet Saga, the only project dedicated to art on the web, will take cinema legend Jonas Mekas as its protagonist; Antarctic Pavilion will welcome Alexander Ponomarev‘s Concordia, curated by Nadim Samman (responsible for Rare Earth); and e-flux journal will be participating by creating a single issue spanning four months (May to August), beginning with an opening on May 8 and featuring founders Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood and Anton Vidokle, as well as guest editor Natasha Ginwala.

Some of the other participants include: Dainius Liškevičius’s project Museum at the Pavilion of Lithuania on May 6 (accompanied by the collateral event assembly Rotten Dice on May 7; Pizza Pavilion, with over twenty artists including Lorna Mills and Santiago Taccetti, on May 7; the online project Sunscreen, commissioned by EM15; an exhibition by ArtRevolution Party; and the Polish Pavilion‘s film projection of the opera Halka staged in Haiti in February by artists C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz.

See the La Biennale website for details. **


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Events + exhibitions, Apr 6 – 12

8 April 2015

SP-Arte is in São Paulo for the week beginning April 6, as well as MiArt fair in Milan, with Union Pacific, Carlos/Ishikawa, Mathew Gallery and Seventeen among the exhibitors. In New York, new work by by Barbara Hammer and Laure Provost is premiering at the Body2Body event in Brooklyn, Sarah Meyohas is discussing the artist-as-producer in the BitchCoin panel at the Swiss Institute and Anton Vidokle is screening work and speaking with Boris Groys at Artists Space. Work by Anna Zett and Josh Crowle is showing at Echo Park Film Center in LA.

In Berlin, Alessandro Bava is doing a retrospective on his e-zine ECOCORE at The Composing Rooms and a series of Meisterschule events is on at Gillmeir Rech. Amy Granat and Annina Herzer are presenting SMOOTHIE CONFERENCE at Jenifer Nails, including Katharina Fengler and Carlos Reyes among other artists, in Frankfurt, while Arcadia Missa is bringing Queer Thoughts to London in a group exhibition and Mathew Landry, Hamishi Farah and Sorawit Songstaya are among the artists showing at the Let The Cobbler Stick To His Last group exhibition in New York.

There’s more so see below:


Kamiel Porseleijn @ Konstanet, p.1, Apr 7

Decolonising Film-Making @ SOAS, Apr 8

Please Stand By- Borderlands @ Chisenhale Studios, Apr 8

Time to Talk About Art @ e-flux, Apr 8 – 9

Twin Peaks 25th Anniversary @ Hackney Picture House, Apr 8

Anna Zett + Josh Crowle @ Echo Park Film Center, Apr 9

Suzanne Treister @ Primary, Apr 9

Liquid Swords @ Kunstraum, Apr 9

SP-Arte, Apr 9 – 12

Evan Roth @ Carroll/Fletcher, Apr 9

Body2Body @ Garis & Hahn, Apr 9

Contact the 4th Dimension @ Club 414, Apr 10

MiArt, Apr 10 – 12

(IM)MATERIAL @ Judd Foundation, Apr 10

BitchCoin @ Swiss Institute / CONTEMPORARY ART, Apr 10

Lacuna Sovereignty @ Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Apr 10

Anton Vidokle w Boris Groys @ Artists Space, Apr 10

on a (m)other’s watch @ Goldsmiths, Apr 11

Multiverse Residency Artists’ Event @ Wysing Arts Centre, Apr 11

Alessandro Bava @ The Composing Rooms, Apr 11

Kamiel Porseleijn @ Konstanet, p.2, Apr 11

We Come From the Water closing event @ Lychee One, Apr 11


Ben Buswell @ Upfor Gallery, Apr 8 – May 9

Meisterschule @ Gillmeier Rech, Apr 9 – 18

Small Pillow @ Arcadia Missa, Apr 9 – 15

Amy Granat + Annina Herzer @ Jenifer Nails, Apr 10 – May 23

Let The Cobbler Stick To His Last @ 302 Morgan Ave #B6, Apr 11 – 12

Katja Novitskova @ Kunsthalle Lissabon, Apr 11 – Jun 13

Uzhas Kakoy-to Vlasti Bar @ New Noveta, Apr 11

at continental margins (propositions) @ Jupiter Woods, Apr 12 – 26 **

See here for exhibitions opening last week.

Header image: Kamiel Porseleijn @ Konstanet.

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