Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion – Better Not Tell You Now at Link Cabinet

Mar 8, 2017
The Link Art Center is proud to present Better Not Tell You Now, a new work by Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion. The show will be online at Link Cabinet from March 8 to April 7, 2017.   Better Not Tell You Now is a generative video created and presented for the first time at Link Cabinet. Using machine learning technology the artists trained an artifical intelligence with a database of forty thousand messages from Reddit, the renowned social news aggregator and discussion website. Going through subreddits like Conspiracy, Philosophy and Futurology, the artists selected messages and discussions focused mainly on Artificial Intelligence and Singularity. Starting from this wide database the work automatically generates a recombinant text, always new and unique. The images displayed on the background are loaded in real-time, searched for keywords related to the text. (more…)

Material Speculation: ISIS by Morehshin Allahyari at Link Cabinet – Documentation

Mar 2, 2017
From December 2, 2016 to February 5, 2017 Link Cabinet presented Material Speculation: ISIS, a project by Morehshin Allahyari.   Morehshin Allahyari uses 3D printing technology as a tool for alternative artifact archiving, as well as a means of political resistance and documentation. In her series Material Speculation: ISIS she reconstructs selected artifacts of historical value that were destroyed by ISIS in 2015. After collecting and researching vast numbers of images and documents of the destroyed objects, she is able to recreate and print a 3D model of the artifact. (more…)

Celebrating the Dadaclub.online Anniversary with !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Eva & Franco Mattes!

Feb 4, 2017
On February 5, 2016 the Link Art Center launched Dadaclub.online, an online archive and creative platform meant to celebrate the dada legacy in the centenary of dada's birth, that took place in Zurich on February 5, 1916. For a year, Dadaclub.online has been a place for uninterrupted experimentation, promoting the creative reuse of digital copies of original dada artworks. On the platform, 148 artworks have been published so far, and visits amount to 248,672 so far. Today, on February 5, 2017, Dadaclub.online will stop publishing new remixes. The website will keep offering, in public domain, high quality digital copies of a selection of dada artworks, that will still be available for use and abuse; but we will stop publishing works in the online gallery. But this is not an end, our friends: (more…)

Link Editions: AFK by Domenico Quaranta

Dec 29, 2016
The Link Art Center is happy to announce that AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 - 2016 by Domenico Quaranta is now available on our shelves. The book can be bought as a black and white paperback with a 20% discount or downloaded as a free pdf. AFK - an acronym for "away of keyboard” widely used online - is an anthology of texts written for catalogues and exhibition brochures along the last five years, featuring twelve texts about eleven artists and an artist duo: Rosa Menkman, Jon Rafman, Gazira Babeli, Martin Kohout, Maurizio Cattelan, Enrico Boccioletti, Constant Dullaart, Jill Magid, Aram Bartholl, Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Evan Roth and Addie Wagenknecht. (more…)
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