The Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary II group exhibition is on at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, opening August 23 and running to January 8.
The exhibition features work by Sophia Al-Maria, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Etel Adnan, Marwa Arsanios, Ali Cherri, Manal Al Dowayan, Sadik Al Fraji, Susan Hefuna, Zineb Sedira, Iman Issa, Jumana Manna, and GCC.
The works are drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection of modern and contemporary Arab art, and the final display of a year-long series at the Whitechapel will focus on the theme of what the press release calls ‘mapping geographies’ which examines “the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with the rapidly expanding cities of the Arab region.”
Visit the Whitechapel Gallery website for more details.**
The Nervous Systems group show is on at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), opening March 10 and running May 9.
Hosted in collaboration with Tactical Technology Collective, the exhibition includes an interesting mix of work by the likes of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Harun Farocki, Jon Rafman, Aram Bartholl, Douglas Huebler, Privacy International and Share Lab. The aim here is to examine and showcase a range of reflections on our quantified society and on the processes of self-quantification.
Nervous Systems also calls for an interesting reinterpretation of early conceptual art’s concern with quantification, its “aesthetics of bureaucracy,” and the deconstruction of the self in light of current data- collection.
A live installation —conceived by Tactical Tech —offers an active space in which visitors can explore their own digital traces. Do you want to know what it looks like? Is visualising these questions in an art show also a form of quantifying?
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Art Brussels is on in Belgium on the week beginning April 20, with a couple events of interest surrounding the art fair, including a group exhibition at Galerie Albert Baronian. There’s a show on at Oslo10 in Switzerland with an installation by Agatha Valkyrie Ice and a performance by DJ HVAD and the first Swimming Pool Projects exhibition, including Stefania Batoeva, Emanuel Röhss and Yves Scherer, is on in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In Berlin, Janus are putting on a show at Berghain’s Panorama Bar and David Ostrowski is presenting a special commission for 032c Workshop, while Britta Thie is opening her Translantics exhibition/ web series with a performance with Dan Bodan in Frankfurt.
In London, Jupiter Woods continues its at continental margins (propositions) programme with presentations by Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Emily Jones, David Douard is showing at Union Pacific and Erica Scourti, Hannah Black and Aisha Abid Hussuan are among the artists screening work at the April Salon commemorating 40 years of the Feminist Library.
There’s more so see below:
See here for exhibitions opening last week.