- ‘In the Near Future’ by Sharon Hayes (2009) addresses the anachronistic and speculative nature of protest. Exploring the protestor, the protestor’s sign and the political construction of public space in which ‘public speech’ exists. Staging actions in the street, these are documented in photography and projected across multiple slide projectors. Get the message? Image: @tanyaleighton #sharonhayes‘Everything Else Has Failed! Don’t You Think It’s Time For Love?’ asked Sharon Hayes in 2007 on the corner of 51st St and Avenue of the Americas, at lunchtime everyday for on a working week. Using five PA speakers she spoke to an anonymous lover: ‘My sweet lover,’ she began, and continued to muse on desire, politics, war and dislocation. What does ‘free speech’ mean today? Image: @tanyaleighton #sharonhayesA temporary monument to the absence of monuments to women in the city of Philadelphia by Sharon Hayes (2017). "If They Should Ask” is a collection of cast concrete pedestals, sourced from existing monuments in Philadelphia, yet materialized at half-scale. The monument is inscribed with the names of women who have contributed to civic and public life in Philadelphia throughout history to today. Why so this persistent and aggressive exclusion of women from public recognition? she asks. Image: @tanyaleighton #sharonhayesEarlier this year, Ellsworth Kelly's final work opened to the public in Austin, Texas. A 2,715-square-foot pavilion contructes alongside the Blanton Museum of Art existing home on the campus of the University of Texas. The pavilion, titled Austin, is the first and only freestanding building designed by Kelly, who is renowned for his colourful and minimalist artworks. Based on a sketch he made of a chapel in France during a stay between 1948 and 1954, the idea for the work gradually became three-dimensional as he worked on it during his lifetime. Although modelled on a chapel, the structure is designed as a place for joy and contemplation, rather than with a specific religious programme. 📸 @artsyLast dispatch from Venice 😊👌🏽 Dancing with Myself deals with the importance of the artist's role as actor and material of his own creations, from the 1970s to today. 1. Latoya Ruby Frazier; 2. Urs Fischer; 3. Charles Ray; 4. Cindy Sherman; 5. Claude Cahun; 6. Urs Lüthi. ➡️ open until Dec 16, 2018Ian Cheng at the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is one not to be missed 🌟 The second chapter of Ian Chang's Emissaries trilogy, Emissary Forks At Perfection traces the evolution of ensembles of beings and the way they adapt to their ever-changing environment. The work features a "narrative agent" whose actions modify the course of the events in a post-human world controlled by an artificial intelligence (AI). Upon discovering the remains of a 21st century human being, the AI brings a representative of this species back to life to be studied by the Shiba Emissary, creature in the form of a dog, by extracting the memory of this temporarily reanimated "human matter". With this work, Cheng leads us to question the human mind's adaptive capacities and human evolution in the face of otherness, randomness and the unpredictability of a world that is continuously changing. ➡️Emissary Forks At Perfection is open until Nov, 25 at the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia.
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