Kriss Munsya, from The Eraser (2020). Courtesy of the artist
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.
Betty Goh, The Maze, Singapore, 2018 © Betty Goh
Alex Prager, Despair Film Still #2, 2010. © Alex Prager and courtesy of Michael Hoppen Contemporary
Cathryn Shilling, Metamorphosis
Somalinimo, Director Alice Aedy
Christiane Zschommler, The Will of the People
Bieke Depoorter. FRANCE. Neuilly-Plaisance. September 4, 2018. From the series Agata. © Bieke Depoorter / Magnum Photos
Drift, Flylight (Basel), 2015, hand-blown glass, wire, electronics, anodized aluminum, and LEDs. © 2020 Drift
Evan Sheehan, Dreaming Of , 2020. Collaboration with Alex Wallbaum. Location: Chicago, IL
Jane & Louise Wilson, Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum), 2010. All works courtesy of Jane & Louise Wilson and 303 Gallery, New York and Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid
George Byrne, East Hollywood Carpark, 2016
Seb Agnew, Yellow Cube, from Cubes
Kevin Cooley, Wind River Canyon Wyoming, 2009. Courtesy of the artist
Flow, 2019. Series, Beyond the Border: A Journey to Touba. Copyright © Maïmouna Guerresi Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
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 program 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.
Cig Harvey, Sadie & The Moon. Courtesy of the artist
Material Bodies, Director Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Suzanne Moxhay, Copse, 2014
Ronan Mckenzie and Joy Yamusangie, Still from Wata
Shan Wu, Still from Wild Grass
Shirin Neshat, Rapture Series, 1999. Photo: Larry Barns/ © Shirin Neshat / Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
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.