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Unknown Territories

This summer the Barbican Centre celebrates the history and ingenuity of Science Fiction across the disciplines of art, design, film and literature.

Synthesised Identity

The processes of identity and image production are intertwined in Martine Syms’ practice, who exposes the public’s constant interaction with mass culture.

Spatial Linguistics

Fabrica Director Liz Whitehead brings Ipek Duben’s multi-screen film installation THEY/ONLAR to to the Brighton-based gallery after seeing it at SALT, Istanbul.

Conciliating Landscapes

Elger Esser’s current focus is on the countries of the near East; Morgenland was created during his travels in Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

Unearthing Narratives

Excavating layers of urban developments and ruinous archaeological sites, Maeve Brennan’s The Drift (2017) traces shifting economies in contemporary Lebanon.

Aesthetica in CE50

Aesthetica Short Film Festival has been selected for Creative England’s 2017 report, CE50, which highlights the top 50 creative businesses in England.

Future Now Symposium

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Future Now Symposium, a two-day event encompassing sessions and networking alongside leading arts organisations.

Archaic Resonance

Ruya Foundation’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale displays the work of contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient artefacts.

Chaotic Consumerism

The immersive installation from Sophia Al Maria, EVERYTHING MUST GO, captures the chaotic, almost apocalyptic nature of consumerism.

Conceptual Values

Strata – the title of Amie Siegel’s newest exhibition at South London Gallery – denotes a series of layers which are embedded within moving-images.

Atmospheric Narratives

On the occasion of Arte Fiera, MAST Foundation opens Work in Motion: The Video Camera’s Eye on Social and Economic Behaviour.

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

Two newly commissioned pieces by Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek are premiered as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017.

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

John Akomfrah OBE has been awarded £40,000 courtesy of Artes Mundi for the 2016 film Auto Da Fé, chosen from six socially responsive works.

Responses to Globalisation

Japanese artist Tamao Narukawa takes a poetic approach, using metaphors and parables, creating a juxtaposition of humour and seriousness.

Tate: David Hockney

Widely regarded as one of the most recognised artists of our time, David Hockney’s continuing cultural relevance is shown in an retrospective opening at Tate.

Revisiting Revolution

The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution from the Calvert 22 Foundation reflects on the nature of social transformation and of writing history itself.

Ritualised Gestures

To kick-start Camden Art Centre’s 2017 programme, Joachim Koester takes over three gallery spaces with an immersive installation of film, digital video, photography and audio, spanning a 12 year career.

Francis Alÿs: Spatial Justice

Francis Alÿs is included in The Ruya Foundation’s National Pavilion of Iraq at the 57th Venice Biennale in May 2017, encompassing the notion of conflict.

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 is mounted across 60 synchronised electronic billboards in Times Square.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Celebrated in a major exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, the first in over two decades, Matta-Clark is showcased as a 1970s avant-garde legend.

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