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Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, video installation, 12 min, 2017
with Mirai Moriyama & Alter – developed by Ishiguro lab, Osaka University and Ikegami Lab, Tokyo University
* HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! *
In the context of the exhibition
HERE IS WHAT I FOUND ON THE WEB
– ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TODAY*
Featuring international artificial intelligence pioneers
Initiated and hosted by ARTGATE Consulting
in cooperation with NRW-Forum
Curated by Tina Sauerländer & Peggy Schoenegge (peer to space)
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*Preliminary title

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Digital China Germany Middle East Turkey
Digital China Germany Middle East Turkey
in collaboration with
peer to space LEAP iArt ArtGate canvas exhibist

Digital
HeK, Basel: Pinar Yoldas, Kassandra: TCGACTTGATGAACTCTCTACCACACT, 2017, Screenshot
Institution I
Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature at HeK – House of Electronic Arts, Basel (CH)
HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age. It is a place for creative and critical discourse on the aesthetic, socio-political and economic impact of media technologies. The group exhibition Future Love examines the impact of new technologies and social media on our affective relationships and sexuality. Amongst others, works by Chloé Delarue, Karen Lancel & Hermen Maat, and Pinar Yoldas as well as !Mediengruppe Bitnik will be exhibited.
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Institution II
Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig opens a new exhibition: Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0
Women Net Artists 2.0 explore the possibilities and restrictions of social media. They question the female beauty ideals and gender stereotypes that have become standard in the attention economy of social media. Among the pieces exhibited will be works by Signe Pierce, Izumi Miyazaki, and LaTurbo Avedon.
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Collector
Generation Loss – 10 Years of the Julia Stoschek Collection
After more than 15 exhibitions and eight international collaborative projects attracting over 100,000 visitors, JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. The anniversary exhibition titled “Generation Loss” is being conceived in collaboration with British artist Ed Atkins. Amongst others, the exhibition presents works by Ian Cheng, Barbara Hammer, Jon Rafman and Hanna Wilke.
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Artist
Martina Menegon shows Empty Vessels || Vulnerable Bodies at The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale.
Menegon creates interactive multimedia installations as well as artistic Virtual Reality experiences that deal with the alienation from physicality and question the gap between real and virtual, flesh and data.
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Other
Radiance – A Platform for artistic Virtual Reality Experiences
Radiance is a research platform and database for VR art. Its mission is to present artists working with VR from all over the world, creating visibility and accessibility for VR art and promoting faster adoption of virtual technologies. The platform works closely with artists, institutions and independent curators to select the highest quality of virtual art for public institutional exhibitions. It already encompasses more than 40 international artists, among them Banz & Bowinkel, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, and Miyö Van Stenis.
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China
Design Society. Shekou, Shenzehn, courtesy of i-Art and LEAP Magazine
Institution I
Design Society, developed by China Merchants Shekou (CMSK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London opened in the Shekou district of Shenzhen
On 2 December 2017, Design Society, an initiative spearheaded by China Merchants Group and London’s V&A, opened The Sea World Culture and Arts Centre on the waterfront of Shekou, a increasingly gentrifying port district in western Shenzhen. The cultural centre’s design is the brainchild of Pritzker Architecture prize-winner Fumihiko Maki. Its mission: to be a lightning rod for cutting-edge design in China. Opening exhibitions will focus on design as a conduit to an improved society – including Values of Design in the V&A Gallery, which will showcase exhibits from the London museum.
 
Institution II
Seventh Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture opened in Shenzhen on 15 December 2017
With the theme of Cities, Grow in Difference, the Seventh Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) (UABB) is jointly curated by curator and critic Hou Hanru and the founding partners of URBANUS, Liu Xiaodu and Meng Yan. The curatorial team said they expect to inspire a more diversified, open-minded understanding and imagination with regard to urban living and evolutionary patterns, thus encouraging critical thinking about the value of urban life.
 
Artist
Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist
A 12-panel set of ink-brush paintings by the Chinese ¬¬¬traditional master Qi Baishi sold on Sunday, 17 December, at Poly Auction Beijing for a record RMB931.5m ($141m). The sale to an undisclosed Chinese buyer is the highest auction price for a Chinese artist. Twelve Landscape Screens, painted in 1925 and measuring 1.8m by 47 cm, depicts mountains, villages and fishing scenes. One of Qi's largest works, it toured to Poly's exhibition space in Vancouver in October as part of the show National Treasure.
 
Gallery
Pace gallery reveals details of its new Hong Kong space
Pace Gallery announced that its second Hong Kong gallery at H Queen's will open on 26 March with an exhibition of works by the Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, coinciding with the city's art week surrounding Art Basel in Hong Kong (29-31 March). The new gallery occupies a floor of the new H Queen's building in Central, where David Zwirner will open a space later this month, and locations of Hauser & Wirth, Pearl Lam, Tang Contemporary and Whitestone Galleries and Seoul Auction are also in the works.
 
Other
The Pompidou Centre to open in Shanghai
The Pompidou Centre in Paris is set to open a gallery in Shanghai in 2019. Announced by French President Emmanuel Macron during his first state visit to China, the art gallery will operate a franchise at the West Bund Art Museum, set to be completed at the end of this year. The franchise will be called Centre Pompidou Shanghai (West Bund), and will show about 20 exhibits over five years with a focus on contemporary Chinese art.

Germany
Portrait: Gabi Ngcobo, Photo: Masimba Sasa, Courtesy of Sleek Magazine
Institution
10th Berlin Biennale announces title and direction
Entitled “I’m not who you think I’m not”, the 10th Berlin Biennale for contemporary art wants to discuss the “continuing anxieties and sorrows of our current time”. The biennale will run from 9 June until 9 September 2018.
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Collector
Exhibition at Museum Frieder Burda includes works by major US artists from the 1960s until today
The exhibition presents 70 works by major US artists from the 1960s until today, all dealing with the relationship between time, history and documentation in an era of mass media and consumption. Some have been drawn from the Frieder Burda collection, others from museums across Austria and Germany.
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Artist
„Displacements/Entortung“ show at Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig features Ayşe Erkmen and Mona Hatoum
Here are two regional giants who both work on installations of everyday objects, embedding them in historical contexts and the specifics of place with striking similarities. Ayşe Erkmen (Istanbul) and Mona Hatoum (Beirut/London) finally found themselves under the same roof for an unprecedented joint exhibition in Leipzig. Standouts include Erkmen’s Glassworks (2015/2017), glittering from the ceiling, along with a green and simplistic conjuration of a rowing boat, paired with Mona Hatoum’s empty bunk bed structures Quarters (2017), and the red glowing Hot Spot III globe.
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Gallery
Galerist David Zwirner plans a new art gallery
Mega-dealer David Zwirner is planning a five-story, $50 million gallery designed by Renzo Piano in New York that is to open in 2020. The new gallery will be at 540 west 21st Street, part of a project that is being developed by the investor Uri Chaitchik of Casco Development. The gallery will be connected to Casco’s residential tower, but it will be a separate structure, with three floors of galleries.
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Other
Number of German museum visitors drops by 7.4 per cent
The number of visits to German museums fell by 2.2% in 2016 from the previous year, with museums focused on art and cultural history bearing the brunt of the decline, according to the German Museums Association. The association said in a statement that the most-cited reasons for the decline were that museums had been unable to repeat particularly successful exhibition programs in 2015, had hosted fewer visitor groups, or that their region had experienced a decline in tourism.
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Middle East
Marije Vogelzang met suikerlolly. Fotografie Thomas Pelgrom
Institution
„Sticky business, the temptation of sugar in art” - A group show of more than 20 international artists explores sugar in every
form at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam until 18 February 2018
Stedelijk museum in Schiedam drips and drops and oozes with colour, as viewers feast their eyes (and stomachs) while they drink and lick their way through an exhibit of sculptural lollipops, images of sploshing (a party trend), and colourful sugar guns. A group show of more than 20 international artists including Zineb Sadira, explores sugar in every form – as a pleasure and a pain, be it dietary, social or even political. It is curated by international food designer Marije Vogelzang, a title she invented herself.
 
Collector
London-based Delfina Foundation and Dubai-based Art Jameel present co-commissioned Ala Younis’s installation
Giving the idea of a travelling exhibition a new spin, London-based Delfina Foundation and Dubai-based Art Jameel co-commissioned Ala Younis’s installation, which builds on a 2015 rendition at the 56th Venice Biennale and will be shown alongside it. The original project anchored itself in the history of a gymnasium that was designed by Le Corbusier and named after Saddam Hussein. It drew from archival stories of the building’s male protagonists, while the latest version brings striking, new narratives of female artists, poets and architects to the mix.
 
Artist
Jumana Manna at Musée d’Art Contemporain Bordeaux until 4 February 2018
Exploring interpersonal forms of power and its effects on the body, Jumana Manna’s films and sculptures merge fact with fiction, using biographical and archival materials to investigate the construction of national and historical narratives. The young Berlin-based Palestinian artist’s 80-minute film Wild Relatives is one of four solo exhibits (which also include Ali Cherri) from Osei Bonsu’s satellite programme The Economy of Living Things. The exhibition draws upon the fields of visual art, archaeology, music and literature to reveal an alternative map of modern migration.
 
Gallery
Ali Tnani on show at Galerie Elmarsa, Tunis
Conceptual artist Ali Tnani examines post-revolutionary Tunisia through 11 works, including a video hanging from a large block, a series of words on a monitor and pencil drawings. Playing on notions of erasure in historical narrative, Tnani deploys the trace as a semiotic index, where it is understood as a phantom of history – history itself must be recognised as something that is being written and rewritten. The trace therefore exposes contradictions and opens a space for questioning the utopian vision of our hyper-connected contemporary age.
 
Other
Stunning assemblage of minimalist sculptures and collages at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland until 28 January 2018
The fifth anniversary of the museum designed by British-Iranian architect Farshid Moussavi brought about a stunning assemblage of minimalist sculptures and abstract, brightly coloured collages. Inspired by the poet Joan Retallack’s book The Poethical Wager about forms that break patterns, the exhibition showcases works such as Iman Issa’s ongoing Heritage Studies and Abbas Akhavan’s roof installation Study for a Blue Shield (2011), among others. International and Middle Eastern artists look into subjects born of changes in our international social, political, and economic contexts, inhabiting unexpected artistic forms.

Turkey
Map of Istanbul, 1901, Blueprint Photo: IKSV/4th Istanbul Design Biennial, Courtesy of Kerem Bayer Archive
Institution
IKSV announces Turkey’s Project for Biennale Architettura 2018
Following an open-call and a two-stage evaluation, İKSV announced the project that will be exhibited at the Pavilion of Turkey at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition from 26 May–25 November 2018.
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Collector
15th Istanbul Biennial in Munich
The 15th Istanbul Biennial collaborates with Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich to bring 12 international artists together to question the notion of home and neighbourhood between 14 December 2017 and 29 April 2018.
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Gallery
Artists from Turkey at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris
Curated by Yann Perreau, the exhibition titled HOME IS WHERE THE (HE)ART IS shows works by a new generation of artists from Turkey.
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Artitst
Nevin Aladağ Wins Ernst Rietschel Art Prize
Nevin Aladağ has been awarded the Ernst Rietschel Art Prize for Sculpture endowed with 15,000 EUR. Aladağ’s work will be on display in an exhibition at the Albertinum in Dresden in March 2018.
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Other
4th Istanbul Design Biennial announces Concept
Titled 'A School of Schools', the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will be held from 22 September until 4 November 2018.
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