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March 16, 2019 | Prague
At a moment of digital ubiquity, it may be easier to treat the data from digital platforms as primary in contemporary innovation and to believe that, if coated with sensors in an internet of things, the stiff, dumb world will suddenly become responsive and “smart.” But the heavy lumpy components of space are themselves information systems that don’t really need digital devices to make them dance. So, since architecture and urbanism are making radical changes to the globalizing world, space may be an underexploited medium of innovation. Like those media theorists who are returning to elemental understandings of media as surrounding environments of air, water, or earth, medium design uses a spatial medium to rehearse this habit of mind and prompt innovative thought about both spatial and non-spatial problems.
February 27 – May 19, 2019 | Madrid

MUSEO NACIONAL THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA AND THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA ART CONTEMPORARY

PRESENT AMAR KANWAR: THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES AND THE SOVEREIGN FOREST, 

OPENING FEBRUARY 27, 2019

January 28–29, 2019
Few living American poets have so thoroughly absorbed, and cleverly responded to, the avant-garde traditions in visual art and poetry - including Dada, Futurism, Concretism, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art - as Kenneth Goldsmith. With influences ranging from John Cage and Andy Warhol to contemporary hip hop and internet artists, Goldsmith has pushed the limits of late twentieth century poetics to both reinvigorate and pioneer aspects of visual poetry, sound poetry, the list poem, and digital poetics. If it is true, as Brion Gysin once remarked, that innovations in writing lag 50 years behind those of visual art, Goldsmith has steadfastly worked to bring the form up to date with the accomplishments of conceptual and performance art.
November 21–22, 2018
What can you do when you can do nothing? Ties, bonds, embraces, and fights are methods to relate. The invited speakers think about the importance of trust, love, and care and posit them as crucial components necessary in order to form a think tank, a working group, or an exchange pool. How is this different from nepotism? It is different from nepotism because the main goal is not to corrupt power with relations, but to form relations to regain a sense of relevance.
NEW 11.10.2018 News

Class of Interpretation

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) launches study course in curatorial studies in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU)
The five-year program, Class of Interpretation, will foster a new generation of agents of change in the arts through innovative classroom methodologies, research, and exchanges
The program kicks off on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, with a public lecture by art collective ANON
28 – 29 September 2018 | Church of San Lorenzo, Venice, IT
Think about the Ocean as you think about a relationship. We know that humans are bad at being faithful, infidelity has a tenacity that faithfulness can only envy. If you ask about Nature or the Ocean, everyone would be ready to declare their love, or our dependency, and yet we cheat on the seas, on water, on resources, on the images, on life. Ocean Adultery has many forms, and historically it has been—as Anthony Burgess describes it—“the most creative of sins.” We deplore the many times and many ways we were unfaithful to the Ocean, and yet prohibition only fuels the eagerness with which we consume our forbidden apples—or better said, our forbidden waters, fish, corals, sea beds, and human lives…. We need to face this: If we keep failing to meet our own standards, the solution is simply to try harder. This exercise cannot happen without thinking through a question: Who is the injured party? One would say the Ocean, but would that be to demonize our actions without pausing to explore our motives? Without learning how to weather its occurrence?
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