The phrase "Why Not Ask Again" is a bid, and a query, whose ascending, joyously twisting arc embraces the maneuvers, disputations and stories that contain and encode the turbulences and transports of our time. A listener eavesdropping on deep space walks out of the pages of the recent science fiction novel written in Chinese, The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin. A wanderer steps out into the deep time of eternity and the straight path of a police bullet in the terminal sequence of the picaresque Bengali film Jukti, Takko aar Gappo (Reason, Debate and a Story) from 1974 by Ritwik Ghatak. They embody the spirit of a mobile triangulation between reason, intuition and the fabulous that the Biennale seeks to discover, transmit, and learn from. Chief curators - Raqs Media Collective.
In conjunction with CCS Bard’s two year project, “We are the Center for Curatorial Studies,” curated by Paul O’Neill, this two month series reflects upon and proposes new directions for an institution of curatorial practice. Guided by artist projects, this fictional center takes the medium of the exhibition as pivotal to its futures. The project at P! focuses on public seminars, short-term displays, and other programs developed together with artists and curatorial graduate students. Opening with: Marjolijn Dijkman, Willie Mckeown and Harold Offeh. More artists will participate during the exhibition.
With: Can Altay, Martin Beck, David Blamey, Gerard Byrne, Nina Canell, Jasmina Cibic, Céline Condorelli, Sara Cwynar, Marjolijn Dijkman, Mary Heilmann, James Hoff, Vlatka Horvat, Matt Keegan, Chris Kraus, Gareth Long, Ronan McCrea, Williw McKeown, Ulrike Müller, Museum of American Art Berlin, Brian O’Doherty, Harold Offeh, Eduardo Padilha, Sarah Pierce, Falke Pisano, Elizabeth Price, Richard Venlet, Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner, Grace Weir, Arseny Zhilyaev, and others.
Curated by Paul O’Neill.
THE VISITOR TALKS - Marjolijn Dijkman: Oct. 5, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. at CCS Bard.
Antenna Futura convenes contemporary artistic positions that explore a realistic-imminent or a phantastic-distant future. Scientific contributions and workshops on the topic will take place in the framework of the exhibition. In this way Antenna Futura responds to a highly complex and informationally baroque present whose future and potentials seem impervious.
In this exhibition the visitor travels to France with Jan Sluijters and to Spain with Leo Gestel, but also to Indonesia with Isaac Israels, to America with Adrian Lubbers and to the North Pole with Louis Apol. Scores of travel-fevered artists vie for attention, with attention to painting, travel sketches, sculptural work, but also photography, installation and video. With works of contemporary artists like: Joost Conijn, Jan Dibbets, Bertien van Manen, Rob Birza, Jennifer Tee and Roy Villevoye. Simultaneously, the Frans Hals Museum will show 17th century paintings that touch on the same subject.