Rachael Archibald

Ways of Something @ Conversations at the Edge, Oct 22

22 October 2015

Lorna Mills is presenting collaborative video Ways of Something (Episodes 3 and 4) at Chicago’s Conversations at the Edge on October 22.

Inspired by John Berger’s seminal Ways of Seeing (1972), Mills’s Ways of Something (Episodes 3 and 4) follow Episodes 1 + 2 presented at London’s The Photographers’ Gallery in February, and features a selection of work by digital and web artists from around the world riffing on the iconic documentary one minute at a time.

Featured artists include, Kim Asendorf & Ole FachAleksandra Domanović, Brenna Murphy, Juliette BonneviotEvan Roth, Shana Moulton, Vasily Zaitsev feat. MON3Y.us, Ann Hirsch, Rachael Archibald and many more.

See the Facebook event page for details.**

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Systems For Sharing @ Deptford X Fringe Festival 2015, Sep 25 – Oct 4

24 September 2015

As part of Deptford X Fringe Festival 2015, Sean Roy Parker has organized a new group show titled Systems For Sharing, running at Deptford’s Old Tidemill Wildlife Gardens from September 25 to October 4.

The show, which is comprised of artworks and objects acquired through exchange, creates a reversal of sorts—the exhibitors become the participants and the participants the exhibitors.

Featuring the works of Jaakko Pallasvuo, Rachael Archibald and Andrew Thorpe among others, Systems For Sharing examines—while utilizing—the act of exchange and its role in contemporary conversations about life, worth, and material.

See the exhibition page for details. **


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Pizza Pavilion (2015) documentation

19 August 2015

Pizza is the new religion. It holds the same cultural capital and promises the same healing powers for millennials that organized religion once did for their ancestors. The holy trinity is now divined in the three edges of a single slice, and its iconography is everywhere. It is the “universal, omnipresent, truly globalized concept”, the “symbolic hub and social equalizer”, “the super meme of our times”, “the Internet of foods”. It should come as a little surprise then that the 56th Venice Biennale has hosted the first international pavilion dedicated to pizza “as a cultural canvas”, curated by Paul Barsch and Konstanze Schütze and inevitably called the Pizza Pavilion, running May 8 to November 22.

In a artistic reversal of sorts, the Pavilion applies artistic strategies to an everyday phenomenon, creating a site-specific situation piece that reflects contemporary paradigms and their various manifestations. “It is,” as the press release states, “a practical philosophical endeavour that turns the working local pizzeria, Pizza Al Volo, into an international Pavilion”.

Anthony Antonellis, ‘Bauhaus Pizza’ (2015). Install view. Photo by Paul Barsch & Simona Lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.

Participating in the piece are 19 different artists of the “post-digital” generation, invited to compose and title their own personal pizzas for a ‘Pizza Pavilion’ menu to be made available alongside the pizzeria’s regular one, including Santiago TaccettiLorna Mills, Alma Alloro and Tilman Hornig. The presence of the artist-produced pizzas, available for order, thereby turn the Italian pizzeria into an “art production studio and gallery, where one can witness the creation of an contemporary “artwork” and can buy and consume it directly”.

Exhibition photos, top right.

PIZZA PAVILION was on at Venice Biennale from May 8 to November 22, 2015.

Header image: Santiago Taccetti, ‘Share The Venetian Love’ (2015). Install view. Photo by Paul Barsch and Simona Lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.

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