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Sustainable Societies for the Future

15–17.10.2021: Floating Museum, Chicago, US

Travelling exhibition in Chicago with: Christian Falsnaes (DK), Max Guy (US), Minna Henriksson (FI), Hesselholdt & Mejlvang (DK), Ingela  Ihrman (SE), Toril Johannessen (NO) & Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Cheryl Pope (US), Sean Rapset (US),  Wang & Söderström (SE/DK), Amanda Williams (US), and Michael x Ryan (US). Curated by the Floating  Museum (Faheem Majeed, Andrew Schachman, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, and Avery R. Young, US).

Shifting from the space of a modern art museum and repurposing a format generally used for mobile advertisement, the LED exhibition program for The Chicago Edition will visit locations across Chicago  ranging from major art institutions, community spaces, a vehicle emission testing site, and historical spaces  across the south, west, and north sides. The mobile exhibition format builds upon a concept of using the ‘space of flows, positioning a curatorial endeavor beyond a static brick-and-mortar presentation. Imagining  possibilities for mobility, geography, and mapping networks, the gesture of the exhibition exists in the  continuum of artists examining their relationship to institutions. As James Putman writes, “the modern art  museum with its own, purist display aesthetic, is a highly self-conscious viewing space which proclaims the institutionalization of art.”
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Responding symbiotically to the evolution of museums—ranging from the cabinet of curiosities, or Wunderkammer, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries; transitioning to the dense accumulations  of time-capsule vitrines in the nineteenth century; to the complete contrast of the contemporary art space— Floating Museum’s framework addresses how we view artwork in sustainable ways. Mobile in nature, the  presentation of selected artists from the initial full exhibition at the Malmö Art Museum investigates issues  of urban landscape and social geography to create juxtapositions and complimentary moments between  the Nordic and American artists’ contexts in a moment where international travel is still limited.

More information here: Sustainable Societies for the Future

Floating Museum, Chicago, US