CLOT Magazine recommends: SEPTEMBER
»Seasons of Media Arts«, ZKM Karlsruhe, until 15 September 2019
Today’s cities are subjected to constant yet invisible change, as thousands of data streams are created, processed, and distributed each day. With Seasons of Media Arts the ZKM, together with the city of Karlsruhe’s cultural-affairs department and a variety of local initiatives, will present a series of media-art installations throughout the city area of Karlsruhe. The interactive installations, displays, and works of augmented and virtual reality on show will take up the theme of open data and explore the evolution of the smart city. More https://zkm.de/en/presskit/2019/exhibition-seasons-of-media-artsinfo.
Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism, 7 September – 10 November 2019
The 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (hereinafter Seoul Biennale) is scheduled to open this September as the main exhibition in Dongdaemun Design Plaza under the theme of Collective City. This event aims to redefine architecture and urbanism to align with the role of a collective city model that the public can create and reap the benefits of together. At a moment when cities are increasingly unequal and segregated it asks if they can continue to be perceived as collective spaces and what tools or strategies can be used to transform cities into collective spaces. More info.
Berlin Art Week, various locations, 11 – 15 September 2019
For almost a full week, the entire city of Berlin opens up to art enthusiasts from around the globe: with openings, award ceremonies, talks and special events, art tours through the city and the exhibition venues, with urban interventions, open studios and galleries. Some highlights include the exhibitions by Bettina Pousttchi (Berlinische Galerie), Bjørn Melhus (Kind Center for Contemporary Art) and Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann (Schinkel Pavillon). Haus der Kulturen der Welt launches the discursive event programme ›Body Reading! Corpoliteracy in Art, Education and Everyday Life‹. At Mariannenplatz, the artist collective Metahaven is winning the urban space with its Mobile Dome for the Immersion programme of Berliner Festspiele. The project is called ›The New InfinityNew Art for Planetariums. More info.
Today’s Art, various locations The Hague, 19-22 September 2019
With the theme “Consciousness”, TodaysArt 2019 will explore how awareness can give new meaning and relevance to the human mind in a digital world, and how art, philosophy, creativity and eventually consciousness will become crucial to humanity in our rapidly changing society. With this theme, dystopian scenarios about black boxes and Artificial Intelligence are left behind, moving the focus to the opportunities of digital technology instead. More info.
XWORM The Tapeworm 10th anniversary, Cafe Oto and Iklectic London, 26 and 29 September 2019
The Tapeworm, a cassette-only label, commences its tenth birthday celebrations with two XWORM concerts in London. The first one at Iklectic will see AV performances from Zeno van den Broek and Blood Music, the trio Tears|Ov premiere their forthcoming album. At Cafe OTO Jay Glass Dubs will be playing live. Philip Jeck x Jana Winderen will perform as a duo for the first time ever. Saxophonist Laura Agnusdei premieres her forthcoming album on The Wormhole, and much more. More info.
Alien Jams Presents- Wilted Woman & Nick Klein + Container, Cafe Oto, 1 September 2019
Fresh off the back of their recent release ‘Café Kotti’ on Alien Jams, Wilted Woman and Nick Klein will be performing a collaborative set in London for the first time. More info.
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, V&A London, 21 September 2019
The extraordinary creative process of one of the world’s most inventive photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations – including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A’s collections. More info.
Talk: Signals: experiments in sound, Tate Modern London, 23 September 2019
Around the Tate Modern greek sound artist Takis exhibition, this panel discussion explores the experimental practices of contemporary artists and musicians. The conversation will consider how materials might be altered to create immersive sound environments, and how sound shapes social and political ideas. Contributors include the artist, DJ and lecturer Chooc Ly Tan, and the composer and performer Jennifer Walshe. The discussion will be chaired by the writer, composer and curator Ella Finer. More info.
On our playlist:
HTKR – Venus in Leo, Goshtly International 2019 (info).
Alessandro Cortini – Volume Massimo, MUTE 2019.
Velodrome – На Велодроме 141, Dark entries reissue 2019 (info).