BEFNOED in Seoul

Eva and Franco Mattes, BEFNOED

Visitors lying under our BEFNOED “TV tent” in the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, now on view at the Seoul Museum of Art.





My Generation Virtual Insanity

Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation

Shot of My Generation currently installed at Kunsthalle Mainz, for the show Virtual Insanity, inspired by Jamiroquai’s song (shutout if it starts playing in your head!). The line up is amazing: Antoine Catala, Cao Fei, Jon Rafman, Jordan Wolfson, Harun Farocki, Eva & Franco Mattes, Refrakt & Nicole Ruggiero & Molly Soda, Renaud Jerez, Igor Simić, Tabita Rezaire. Infos here.

“And now that things are changing for the worse see, it‘s a crazy world were living in And I just can‘t see that half of us immersed in sin Is all we have to give these Futures made of virtual insanity now Always seem to, be governed by this love we have For useless, twisting, our new technology Oh, now there is no sound, for we all live underground”

Thanks Stefanie Böttcher and Lina Krämer for the great job!





I Was Raised on the Internet at MCA

Eva and Franco Mattes, BEFNOED

Curated by Omar Kholeif, “I Was Raised on the Internet” just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The artists list is so long I can’t even paste it here. We’re showing My Generation, BEFNOED and Catt, you can see some photos here. The shot above features our BEFNOED “tent” on the floor, and Cory Arcangel & Jeremy Bailey on the walls.





First Person Plural at BAK

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Several episodes of Dark Content are installed in “First Person Plural: Empathy, Intimacy, Irony and Anger”, curated by Matteo Lucchetti at BAK, Utrecht (thanks Matteo!!!). Photos are here.

“What roles do emotions and affects play in forming collectivities and political belonging? What kind of “we’s” do empathy, intimacy, irony, and anger assemble, and how do they determine which “first person plurals” someone is part of? And where does the affective power of art stand in these processes?

Thanks to photographer Tom Janssen for the great shots!





This Artist Duo Paid a Man $1,000

Eva and Franco Mattes, Riccardo Uncut

Nice article about Riccardo Uncut on Artsy: “This Artist Duo Paid a Man $1,000 for His Smartphone Photos—and Turned Them into an Artwork“, thanks Scott Indrisek!





When Facts Don’t Matter at Lismore Castle Arts

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Pics of “When Facts Don’t Matter“, that just opened at Lismore Castle Arts, featuring Alan Butler, Constant Dullaart, Eva & Franco Mattes, Trevor Paglen and Suzanne Treister. Curated by Paul McAree.





A few words about Riccardo Uncut





New work “Riccardo Uncut” commissioned by the Whitney Museum

Eva and Franco Mattes, Riccardo Uncut

Our new piece “Riccardo Uncut”, commissioned by the Whitney Museum, is public!!!

It’s the result of a call we posted on social media to buy someone’s phone and turn all photos and videos into an art project – an uncut and uncensored portrait of someone’s life.

Thank you Christiane Paul!






“Head Tree” on Niconico

Eva and Franco Mattes, BEFNOED

Just made a new video, it’s called “Head Tree” and it’s part of our ongoing series BEFNOED. We published it on the Japanese video sharing site Niconico





Image search result for “Censorship”

Eva and Franco Mattes, Image Search Result

Eva and Franco Mattes, Image Search Result

Eva and Franco Mattes, Image Search Result

Eva and Franco Mattes, Image Search Result

New work titled “Image search result for ‘Censorship’ printed on various objects by online services”. It’s a print on bath mat, postage stamps, pacifier and glass cutting board paddle.