Authenticity? Observations and Observations in the Post-Digital Age // BOOK LAUNCH
Book launch with editors Barbara Cueto, Bas Hendrikx of Authenticity? Observations and Observations in the Post-Digital Age chaired by Berlin based artist Nicolas Pelzer.
Published by Valiz
The everyday connotations of the original, the real, sincere, valid, historical or deep are well-known, and the opposite of the authentic may then be the superficial, false, not-what-it-seems, or just new. Nonetheless 'the real thing' presents us with some productive ambiguities that create a point of departure for an analysis and a better understanding of the changes in the post-digital society. Digital technology is embedded in almost every personal relationship, in labour conditions, and in aesthetic practices. What does this mean for the 'authentic'?
Contributors: Erika Balsom, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Jazmina Figueroa, Bas Hendrikx & Barbara Cueto, Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, Rob Horning, David Joselit, Oliver Laric, Chus Martinez, Timotheus Vermeulen, Beny Wagne
Cueto and Hendrikx met as participants of the curatorial programme of De Appel arts centre. In collaboration with Lian Ladia, they curated Your Time Is Not My Time at De Appel arts centre Amsterdam. They were curators of the Impakt Festival 2016, and the exhibition Running Time at Marres, House for contemporary culture in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Barbara Cueto is one of the founders of Vesselroom Project in Berlin and has worked as curatorial fellow of Bétonsalon in Paris. Recent projects include Atlas for uncertain Futures at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and at Tokyo Wondersite, and I would prefer not to at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. Bas Hendrikx is the former associate curator at P//////AKT in Amsterdam, and was curator at Hotel Maria Kapel, in Hoorn, the Netherlands. Recent projects include The Queer Series and the exhibition Hybrid Modus for Skulptur Bredelar, Germany.
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