Li Ming, Rendering the Mind, 2017, video still
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LEAP 22

  TIME: THE FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANNIE WAN EXCAVATING THE FUTURE UNKNOWN ACCORDING TO THE Hong Kong novelist Dung Kai-Cheung, future archaeology is a dialectical method to create the present. It…

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This large-scale retrospective of the famous German photographer and Turner prize winner Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968) provided a complete tour through his enormously versatile oeuvre. Tillmans is known…

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THE EVERYDAY AND THE CORE—LlN XUE’S UNTITLED DRAWINGS Lin Xue (b. 1968) achieved instant fame when his work was shown at the
 55th Venice Biennale this year. Curator Massimiliano Gioni had invited Lin
to participate in “Il Palazzo Enciclopedico.” Prior to the show, no more than a thousand people had seen Lin’s work or had heard…

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GUNNAR B. KVARAN DIRECTOR OF ASTRUP FEARNLEY MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Dr. Gunnar B. Kvaran is the Director of the Astrup Fearnley Museet of Modern Art in Oslo, and the curator of the Biennale de Lyon 2013. In his concept for the biennial, Kvaran also reveals himself to be 
a radical conductor of narrative who…

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A British scientist once attempted to design a system of global weather forecasting based on a constant stream of data provided by 60,000-plus people. Nowadays, not only are we able to easily establish models for weather prediction, we can even imitate the unruly characteristics of Brownian motion to design other models for random movement. Such…

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The exhibition “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back—Us and Institution/ Us as Institution” has a title that could be a slogan, and its programming schedule is no less intense. In just six short weeks, the Times Museum also organized artist workshops, seminars, round table discussions, a symposium, and publications. In her selection of artworks and…

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In New Zealand’s post-apocalyptic film, The Quiet Earth (1985), three solitary protagonists survive a cataclysmic disaster in Hamilton. Surrounded by refuse and wreckage, the stunned survivors of this science fiction fallout yearn to connect with a place bereft of population. For Hou Hanru, “The remote New Zealand, a faraway ‘there’…can now be seen as a…

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Hu Yun is neat and self-controlled, calm and collected. He seems to be the antithesis of a madman, yet he uses Foucault’s notion of “the ship of fools” to explain his practice. In the Middle Ages, people would use these endless maritime voyages to exile madmen, in part to restore the peace, and in part…

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