Katja Novitskova @ Kunsthalle Lissabon, Apr 11 – Jun 13

, 10 April 2015

Portugal’s Kunsthalle Lissabon is hosting the latest solo exhibition, Life Update, from Amsterdam-based artist Katja Novitskova, running from April 11 to June 13.

Novitskova’s been busy this last year. After opening a solo show called GREEN GROWTH last summer at SALTS, she’s lent her work to a few different group exhibitions, including Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), Tabularium at Slopes contemporary art space, and most recently, a science fiction-inspired show called Les Oracles at Paris’s XPO Gallery this winter/spring.

For Life Update, Novitskova has released a two-paragraph abstract that says little about the particular aesthetics of the show but tells the story of a “robotic instrument” named Ingenuity: “Despite many attempts to recalibrate Ingenuity, her own life processes were getting noisier over time and her astrobiological threshold became unclear. More than once, Ingenuity abandoned her daily missions, citing patterns of “risk of systemic collapse”, “bubble-fatigue” and ”distortions”.”

See the exhibition page for details. **