From 22 October to 17 December Telematic Media Arts presents The Archive To Come, a group exhibition of time-based artworks curated by Carla Gannis and Clark Buckner. The exhibition can be visited online, in the Telematic gallery space in San Francisco, and as a VR experience. It opens with a Reception event online from 4-7pm PDT on 22 October.
The artworks in the exhibition are tuned to the future. Collectively, they pose pressing questions about the world we currently live in and direct those questions to the potential worlds ahead of us.
How will we memorialize those whose lives have been lost? What could do justice to the fact that so many have died needlessly, as a result of government inaction and political maneuvering, or worse, as victims of racist terror and state violence? How can we redress the unequal distribution of suffering and work to dismantle systems of oppression? What histories demand to be foregrounded and what legacies should be left behind? What have we carried with us as we’ve withdrawn into isolation and emerged in protest? What are the sources of precariousness and resilience in our personal and collective constitutions? What kinds of work do we honor as essential? What do we need to preserve our sense of well-being? What novel modes being and relating have we developed to maintain our social connections? What do we hope for the future?
In The Archive To Come, contributing artists explore these questions, creating discursive traces which will set in motion future actions. The artworks form an archive which ties together many interconnecting, complicit and codependent pasts, many possible futures, and the present moment. As the artists animate, design and speculate, they digest, dismantle and cogitate. The Archive To Come is an active archive, a work in progress which has already begun to shape the future.
Sean Capone, THEO TW’AWKI, Chapter One, Dispatches From The Interior
The exhibiting artists are: Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Alicia Escott, Antonio Roberts, Auriea Harvey, Bayeté Ross Smith, Caroline Sinders, Christina Corfield, Clareese Hill, Claudia Hart, Danielle Siembieda, Darrin Martin, David Bayus, Faith Holland, Faiyaz Jafri, Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Genevieve Quick, Gretta Louw, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Jamel Chapel AKA Jam No Peanut《MC 听不懂, James X Patterson, Jenifer Wofford, LaJuné McMillian, Laura Gillmore, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Laura Splan, Leila Weefur, Liss Lafleur, Lorna Mills, Lynn Marie Kirby and James Kirby Rogers, Mads Lynnerup, Maggie Roberts [Orphan Drift], Mark Amerika, Mark Klink, Martina Menengon, Mary Flanagan, Minoosh (Raheleh) Zomorodinia, Mohsen Hazrati, Molly Soda, Noth (Qinyuan) Liu, Penelope Umbrico, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, R. Luke DuBois, Ranu Mukherjee [Orphan Drift], Rosa Menkman, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Sean Capone, Shaghayegh Cyrous, shawné michaelain holloway, Sherie Weldon, Snow Yunxue Fu, Surabhi Saraf, Susan Silas, Tamiko Thiel, Tiare Ribeaux and Yuliya Lanina.
From 20 October to 21 January Carla Gannis also presents work as part of group show The Confidence Game on artsy.