Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 31, 2021

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.

 

Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 1, 2021 / Aesthetica
On Demand through May 31, 2021
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Year End 2021
This Triumphant Nothingness
Once again we arrive at the end of another year. 2021 was a year replete with contradictions and conflict,...
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Deana Lawson
Nov 4, 2021 – Feb 27, 2022
This exhibition is the first museum survey dedicated to the work of Lawson, a singular voice in photography today...
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Bayil – Behind The Hills
Bayil, Baku / Ongoing Project
On the horizon of the district between old, handmade fences and the sky, you can see the newly built...
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Post-Capital
Art & Economics of the Digital Age
Developed within a period of change and uncertainty, the exhibition is premised on the inherent paradox within a capitalist...
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Yesterday / Sal Taylor Kydd
Limited Edition Book Publication
A limited edition artist book produced in conjunction with Datz Press, Yesterday explores the feelings of isolation and dislocation...
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Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Sep 29, 2021 – Feb 13, 2022
Johns's groundbreaking work sent shock waves through the art world when it was first shown in the late 1950s, and...
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Let Us Now Give Thanks
Native American Art
It's Thanksgiving. A nation’s founding conditioned on colonialism, proclamation premised on the blood of the natives and sustained with...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .125
Autumn Is a Second Spring
Deeply into fall now, falling back an hour to a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Recently...
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Year End 2021
This Triumphant Nothingness
Once again we arrive at the end of another year. 2021 was a year replete with contradictions and conflict,...
+
Deana Lawson
Nov 4, 2021 – Feb 27, 2022
This exhibition is the first museum survey dedicated to the work of Lawson, a singular voice in photography today...
+
Bayil – Behind The Hills
Bayil, Baku / Ongoing Project
On the horizon of the district between old, handmade fences and the sky, you can see the newly built...
+
Post-Capital
Art & Economics of the Digital Age
Developed within a period of change and uncertainty, the exhibition is premised on the inherent paradox within a capitalist...
+
Yesterday / Sal Taylor Kydd
Limited Edition Book Publication
A limited edition artist book produced in conjunction with Datz Press, Yesterday explores the feelings of isolation and dislocation...
+
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Sep 29, 2021 – Feb 13, 2022
Johns's groundbreaking work sent shock waves through the art world when it was first shown in the late 1950s, and...
+
Let Us Now Give Thanks
Native American Art
It's Thanksgiving. A nation’s founding conditioned on colonialism, proclamation premised on the blood of the natives and sustained with...
+
ARTPIL / Prescription .125
Autumn Is a Second Spring
Deeply into fall now, falling back an hour to a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Recently...
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