Unfinished Camp

Event
Thu, 23.09.2021, 15:3017:30
Location:
HEK

Unfinished Camp is an alliance of nine international arts organizations driven by the conviction that artists should have a seat at the table as we build a new — and better — digital society. To kick-off the initiative, each institution invited three young artists to produce a short video exploring What is the future of art in a decentralized world?

These will debut at HEK (House of Electronic Arts) in Basel, a member of the alliance. Unfinished Camp is an alliance of nine international arts organizations driven by the conviction that art has something to say about how we may build a healthy and equitable society in the digital age. The initiative spotlights the voices of young artists from around the world and facilitates collaboration and dialogue between them. It is the brainchild of internationally acclaimed curator and artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist and New York-based author and cultural strategy advisor András Szántó.

For Unfinished Camp’s first project, each institution invited three artists to create a video artwork in response to the question: What is the future of art in a decentralized world? Varied in content and form and created by emerging artists based in 17 countries, the 27 videos present manifold perspectives on living in an increasingly digital world in which the norms and mechanisms of civil society are constantly put to the test.

The HEK is showing these three video works: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, From Being Lost, 2021, Sarah Friend, Eva and the Interface, 2021 und Salomé Chatriot, Our Symbiosis Infected her Fertile Systems, 2021.

Their original, digital works will debut to the public simultaneously at The Shed in New York and at HEK (House of Electronic Arts) in Switzerland, during Art Basel Week. Join this launch event hosted by Sabine Himmelsbach at HEK (House of Electronic Arts) on September 23, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. The conversation moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and András Szántó, will include the voices from curators and artists from the Unfinished Camp network.

In short, Unfinished Camp is driven by a simple aim: We hope artists may have a seat at the table as we build a new (and better) digital society. If so, what then will they say?

More details: https://unfinished.com/camp/

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