New York Times review

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Martha Schwendener just reviewed our show at Essex Flowers on the New York Times: The Art of Deletion





Dark Content trailer

Here’s the trailer of our new work Dark Content. It’s a series of videos about internet content moderators. We are distributing the videos only on the Darknet, one episode per month. Because we don’t want to know who you are.





Dark Content at Essex Flowers, New York

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It’s open until December 6th, so if you have a chance please drop by, we’re very happy of how it turned out. If you can’t come then you’ll have to settle for the photos





I Would Prefer Not to Include My Name

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Very excited: tomorrow we’re opening a solo show at Essex Flowers here in New York where we’re previewing our new work Dark Content. The show is called “I Would Prefer Not to Include My Name” and it’s curated by Kendra Jayne Patrick, all info including press release here.





and here’s the new poster

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It was made with ZXX, a font that produces images unreadable by machines, created by designer and former South Korean secret service employe Sang Mun.





The Influencers 2015

Come join us in Barcelona for the next delirious edition of The Influencers!

With Annie Machon, Amalia Ulman, Metahaven, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Dragan Espenschied, Franco “Bifo” Berardi and The Yes Men.

+ action, screening & live web surfing

Co-curated by yours truly :-)





Creators Project documentary

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VICE’s Creators Project shot a short documentary on Don’t Follow the Wind, featuring Chim-Pom, Ai Weiwei, Trevor Paglen, Jason Waite, Kenji Kubota, Kentaro Ikegami & yours truly. Please watch it, it’s worth it.





“Don’t Follow the Wind” Japanese catalogue is out

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“Don’t Follow the Wind” Japanese catalogue is out! If you can read Japanese buy it here!





“Don’t Follow the Wind” opens at Watari Museum, Tokyo

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Very excited to announce the opening of the exhibition “Don’t Follow the Wind – Non-Visitor Center” at Watari Museum Tokyo (we co-curated it)!

Opening date: Sep.19, running till Oct.10

Participating artists: Ai Weiwei, Miyanaga Aiko, Chim↑Pom, Grand Guignol Mirai, Nikolaus Hirsch and Jorge Otero-Pailos, Takeuchi Kota, Eva and Franco Mattes, Koizumi Meiro, Takekawa Nobuaki, Ahmet Ögüt, Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon.

Watari Museum is also hosting a panel with visitors who could actually see the exhibition in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone (Sep.23, 7:PM)

…and a curator’s talk (Sep.24, 5PM)

Please tell ALL your Tokyo friends to come join us, it’s going to be special!





Avant-garde art today remains

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“The Weak Universalism”, by Boris Groys