InstitutionsFairs 17-03-2017

March 17 | 7 artists and 7 tech figures for Rhizome's Seven on Seven

New York, Rhizome unveils details of the new edition of Seven on Seven, where artist meets geek. In other news, Guggenheim Foundation Board elects a new director, and a Swiss gallery gives up its physical space.

Rhizome announces line-up for 2017 Seven on Seven


The digital arts organization, Rhizome, has revealed the seven artists and seven tech-world figures who will participate in one-on-one collaborations for this year’s edition of Seven on Seven.

The 2017 edition of the conference will take place on April 22 at the New Museum, coinciding with the relaunch of a Seven on Seven website as an independent platform from the site.

The participants consist of artists DIS, Constant Dullaart, Miao Ying, Jayson Musson, Addie Wagenknecht, Olia Lialina, Bunny Rogers; and their tech-world collaborators Rachel Haot, Chris Paik, Mehdi Yahyanejad, Jonah Peretti, Cindy Gallop, Mike Tyka and Nozlee Samadzadeh.

The run-up to the recent presidential election saw Rhizome shift its programming toward a political focus. Moving up the second edition of its Open Score conference to December, Rhizome cited the “precarious and violent political moment.” Previous editions of Seven on Seven have proven extremely political. Particularly collaborations between Hito Steyerl and Grant Olney Passmore, and Claire L. Evans and Tracy Chou in 2016 and that of Ai Weiwei and Jacob Appelbaum in 2015.

Schedule announced and tickets sold on Wednesday, March 22, 12pm EST.


Rhizome Line-Up 2017 for Seven on Seven



Jennie C. Jones receives 2017 Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award


The Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts, announced that Jennie C. Jones is the recipient of the Artist-in-Residence Award, which recognizes the achievements of emerging artists. The award funds residencies on the Brandeis University’s campus.

Jones, a Brooklyn-based artist, is known for her visual-sonic abstractions, used to explore cultural and social histories. Jones describes her approach as “listening as a conceptual practice.” The residency will see her create a new work in response to a score inspired by Louise Nevelson’s 1967 retrospective exhibition at the Rose – to be performed on April 29. More info via BrandeisNOW


Jennie C. Jones © Houston Press



Wendy Fisher elected President of Guggenheim Foundation Board


The news comes as Jennifer Blei Stockman steps down after 12 years in the position. In a parting statement, Stockman assured the board of her confidence in Fisher who “will bring wisdom, empathy, and dynamism to her new role.”

Ms. Fisher has been a Guggenheim trustee since 2013, serving on the Art and Museum Committee. She is also the founder of the A4 Arts Foundation; the CEO of the Kirsh Charitable Foundation; President of the British Chair of the Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) and sits on the boards of the Public Art Fund; the Tate International Council; MoMA P.S.1; the Council of the Serpentine Galleries; Performa; the Jewish Museum; Artis; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. See further details here.


From left to right, The Guggenheim, Wendy Fisher



SCHEUBLEIN + BAK abandon’s fixed space


The Zurich gallery, in an increasingly popular move, will now proceed to produce “regular exhibitions in various spaces.” After six years exhibiting at Sihlberg Castle, SCHEUBLEIN + BAK will now adopt a flexible program. The news comes at a time when young galleries across major metropolises are struggling to survive. Founded by Christina Scheublein & Georg Bak in May 2011, the gallery specializes in emerging photographers and digital artists.

Although in a statement the “gallery” assured that they would still be participating in international art fairs, it has become increasingly clear that galleries face major difficulties in seeking to continue to build up collections and advise collectors/institutions, whilst not having a solid base.

Latest upcoming exhibition at the gallery will be Bernd Nicolaisen, "Restlicht", March 20 to Sep. 30. Future off-site exhibitions will include that of Gottfried Jäger, Pierre Cordier, Gundi Falk and the late Heinz Hajek-Halke.


Upcoming exhibition: Bernd Nicolaisen, "Restlicht" at SCHEUBLEIN + BAK



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