Today is Fukushima fifth’s anniversary

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Hope the international press will do a better job at covering it than they did last year. Here’s our little contribution, a review of Don’t Follow the Wind, the show we co-curated in the Fukushima exclusion zone, in ArtReview Asia, written by Taro Nettleton.

A huge thanks to all the friends involved, Chim ↑ Pom, Kenji Kubota, Jason Waite, Kota Takeuchi, Ai Weiwei, Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, Ahmet Ögüt, Aiko Miyanaga, Grand Guignol Mirai,  Meiro Koizumi, Nikolaus Hirsch & Jorge Otero-Pailos, Takekawa Nobuaki.






!Mediengruppe Bitnik: Chelsea’s Wall action

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Tonight, after the opening of The Black Chamber, join !Mediengruppe Bitnik for Chelsea’s Wall, an action in public space in support of Chelsea Manning, meeting point is at Škuc Gallery at 22:00, all info here.

Testing projection on Simon Denny install…





The Black Chamber

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Super excited to announce The Black Chamber‬! A group show we are curating with Bani Brusadin at Škuc Gallery in Ljubliana.

Featuring Jacob Appelbaum & Ai Weiwei & Laura Poitras, Zach Blas, James Bridle, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Simon Denny, Jill Magid, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Metahaven and Evan Roth.

Dates: March 10 – April 1, 2016
Conference at Kino Siska: March 9-10

How did the internet go from the utopian free-for-all, open source heaven, libertarian last frontier to the current state of permanent surveillance, exhibitionism and paranoia?

It is a pleasure to work with some of our favorite artists.





Don’t Follow the Wind at the Biennale of Sydney

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Psyched to announce that Don’t Follow the Wind is officially part of the upcoming Biennale of Sydney.

Don’t Follow the Wind is a collective project inside the Fukushima‬ Exclusion Zone involving Ai Weiwei, Miyanaga Aiko, Chim↑Pom, Grand Guignol Mirai, Nikolaus Hirsch and Jorge Otero-Pailos, Kota Takeuchi, Eva and Franco Mattes, Meiro Koizumi, Nobuaki Takekawa, Ahmet Öğüt, Trevor Paglen and Taryn Simon. Curated by Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Jason Waite.





My Generation at Whitechapel




This is how our work My Generation looks like at Whitechapel, London.

Yes, it’s the computer on the floor.





Image Search Result at The Luminary

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A few days left to see “Know Yourself” at The Luminary, St. Louis, great show curated by James McAnally. We contributed the work “Internet image search result for “exhausted” printed on various objects by online services”. The word is chosen from our personal web browsing history. Once produced, the objects are delivered directly by the printing company to the exhibition venue, where they’re unpacked, seen for the first time and exhibited.





Hyperallergic on Dark Content

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Nice piece by Ben Valentine on Hyperallergic. BTW, Ep.4 is almost ready…





Also at Whitechapel

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BTW, the first 3 episodes of our ongoing work Dark Content will be screened at Whitechapel Gallery during the opening of Electronic Superhighway. It’s a preview of the upcoming Artists’ Film International program, and the proper screening will happen later in the year, but I’m posting this in case you come for the opening. All details here, thanks to GAMeC’s curator Stefano Raimondi for making this happen!





Electronic Superhighway at Whitechapel!

Very excited! Our work My Generation will be part of ‪‎Electronic Superhighway‬ at Whitechapel Gallery in London, curated by Omar Kholeif. Opening is THIS week, see you there!





Know Yourself…

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“Understand yourself, accept yourself, but don’t be yourself.” Curated by James McAnally “Know Yourself is a ghostwritten group exhibition exploring unstable circulations among authenticity and ownership featuring Conrad Bakker, Chris Bradley, Marianne Laury, Eva and Franco Mattes, Edra Soto, Julia Weist and other uncredited authors presenting borrowed multiples, recontextualized readymades, gouache paintings of empty stages, karaoke overtures and an attempted takeover of an artist’s search results.”

Opening is January 22nd @ The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri. We’re showing “Internet image search result for ‘exhausted’ printed on various objects by online services”.