Diane Villadsen
Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 31, 2021
Aesthetica
Online / International

The Future Now Symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through the mechanism of art. This multidisciplinary four-day virtual event brings together key institutions, galleries, publications and artists for live-streamed discussions surrounding the most pressing issues from today’s creative industries. Through imaginative debates, panel discussions, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now is a platform for idea generation.

Future Now finds a new home in an accessible online space for 2021. This year, our sessions are available to stream from the comfort of your home. We’re also presenting an expansive programme of 100 groundbreaking films across Dance, Experimental, Documentary and Artists’ Film. Our platform can be accessed on computers, smart TVs, smart phones and all tablet devices. Purchase your pass, login and gain access to to an expansive programme of films on demand. Once you have your pass, you will be able to log in on your selected day(s) and access all the sessions you would like to attend. There is no requirement to pre-register for sessions as they will be live streamed.

Representatives from organisations in attendance include Aesthetica, Architizer, Apollo Magazine, The Armory Show, British Journal of Photography, Fondazione Prada, Frieze, Gagosian, Guggenheim, ICA Boston, International Center of Photography, London Art Fair, Maïmouna Guerresi, Magnum Photos, Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Serpentine, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, among others.

April 28 – May 1, 2021 / On demand through May 31, 2021

  • Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński: H(a)untings / Heim Suchungen
    Publication
    Sternberg Press
    International

    To challenge hegemonic archives, and with them the representations of Blackness inhabiting these very spaces, is to struggle for connection, voice, language, not least for images. Even more so in a time and space in which the stickiness of a colonial past is dismissed. Dealing with the hauntings and echoes of Austria’s colonial past, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński – visual artist, writer, and recipient of the Camera Austria Prize 2021 – sets the stage for the what-if (more…)

  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International

    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)

  • Marguerite Humeau: Orisons
    Jul 29, 2023 – Jun 30, 2025
    Black Cube
    Hooper, USA

    Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons is a subtle, 160-acre earthwork that transforms an unfarmable plot of land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley into a place of reverence, honoring its expansive history, existing ecosystem, and imaginable futures. The work consists of the land in its entirety, as well as a series of eighty-four kinetic and interactive sculptures that invoke the land’s histories and vast network of interrelations. (more…)

  • popular
    Oct 5, 2023 – Apr 14, 2024
    Institut Valencià d’Art Modern / IVAM
    Valencia, Spain

    What is “popular”? Popular is not fame or celebrity. Popular is not the products of mass culture. Popular is not pop. Popular is not the art of the people, nor the identity of the country, nor the symbols of the nation. The popular is not the product of the proletariat or the craftsmanship of the working classes. The popular is not folklore. The popular is not clichés or tourist souvenirs.The popular is not visual candy, one-euro merchandise, advertising royalties. Popular is somewhere in-between all of that (more…)