Provoking change: Future(s) of Power #2 looks at influence + impact of artistic power at Somerset House Studios, Dec 12

11 December 2017

The Future(s) of Power #2 talk at London’s Somerset House Studios takes place on December 12.

The second of four events curated by Superflux (Somerset’s studio residents) will “explore the influence and impact of artistic power to wider society” and features musician Brian Eno, writer Juliet Jacques, artist Liv Wynter and Jinan Younis of gal-dem.

The evening asks questions like ‘does their success and exposure empower participation in political discourse?’ and ‘does the artistic community wield its power to the best of its ability?’ It will look at how we engage with our current sociopolitical climate and will explore/debate the tools and strategies needed to “radically challenge and provoke change.”**

Visit the Somerset House Studios website for details.**

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Fake news + alternative information at How much of this is fiction at Liverpool’s FACT, Mar 2 – May 21

28 February 2017

The How much of this is fiction group exhibition is on at Liverpool’s FACT, opening March 2 and running to May 21.

Curated by Annet Dekker and David Garcia in collaboration with Ian Alan Paul, the show features work by !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Morehshin Allahyari, Coco FuscoSuperflux, The Yes Men and UBERMORGEN among others.

The show explores “radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics,” and will also be accompanied by an opening day of talks by the artists and curators, with a further programme of workshops over the weekend, dedicated to exploring “fake news and alternative facts”.

See the FACT website for details.**

Paul Garrin, in ‘How much of this is fiction’. ‘Man with a Video Camera’, (1988).
Single channel video. Courtesy the artist + FACT, Liverpool.
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Studio 01 @ Somerset House, Oct 27 – Nov 6

26 October 2016

The Studio 01 group exhibition is at London’s Somerset House, opening October 27 and running to November 6.

The show will feature the first two residents of the institution’s Studio programme; Gareth Pugh‘s sculptural installation of “the Tempest’s Sycorax to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death” and a virtual nightclub by LaTurbo Avedon

In addition, the exhibition will also feature Erica ScourtiInés Cámara Leret, design team SuperfluxLarry Achiampong, Memo Akten, Charles JeffreyMinimaforms, Deborah Pearson, and Werkflow.

Taking over former Inland Revenue offices, Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace bringing together and connecting a diversity of artists and thinkers. The space aims to support and help develop new projects that push “urgent issues and pioneer new technologies.”

See the Somerset House website for details.**

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