Archives 2nd half of 2013
Dissident Futures is an investigation into possible alternative futures, particularly those that question or overturn conventional notions of innovation in biological, social, environmental, and technological structures. Either through active engagement with future studies or through intuitive investigation, the artists and designers in Dissident Futures envision a future that expands beyond our conventional expectations. Loosely structured around three thematic strands—the utopian, the speculative, and the pragmatic—the exhibition furthers our understanding of how artists are addressing potentiality and the unknown, from the most desired future to the most feared. The assumption is that the three categories are not hermetic but relational, and that they provide structure to developing works of art that address the future. Basim Magdy's sequenced slide projection featuring spectral images of the volcanic region of Spain's Lanzarote island as a possible future memory, David Huffman's paintings of wandering Afronauts, Melanie Gilligan's experimental multi-
Exhibition 18 October 2013 -
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Shane Hope, atomic_kill_threads, 2012. Archival pigment print, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Dissident Futures explores a series of fundamental questions: How do artists imagine and question how power links innovation to the future when considering wide-
The exhibition features an international roster of artists working in video and film, photography, painting, installation, sculpture and performance, who engage wide-
Dissident Futures is curated by Betti-