THE CONTEMPORARY CONDITION

The Representation and Experience of Contemporaneity in and through Contemporary Arts Practice

About

The purpose of this project is to investigate contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. Contemporaneity refers to the temporal complexity that follows from the coming together in the same cultural space of heterogeneous cultural clusters generated along different historical trajectories, across different scales, and in different localities. [...] The project will primarily concentrate on contemporary art and experimental artistic practice as its material with a particular interest in the role of contemporary media and computational technologies.

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The project is led by Associate Professor Jacob Lund and Associate Professor Geoff Cox, with PhD fellows Camma Juel Jepsen and Anne Kølbæk Iversen, and Postdoc Verina Gfader.

The Contemporary Condition is a research project at Aarhus University made possible by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, and runs for three years from September 2015 to August 2018.

 

News

Call for papers - The Contemporary Contemporary

2016.11.06 | Calls

We invite proposals for our conference The Contemporary Contemporary, June 16-18, 2017, at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Confirmed keynote speakers: Ina Blom (Oslo), Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi), Knut Ebeling (Berlin), and Peter Osborne (London). Proposals of papers and artistic contributions (such as screenings and performance-lectures) should be…

Verina Gfader at the 11th Shanghai Biennale

2016.09.26 | Research news

Artist Verina Gfader, who began as a Postdoc (The Contemporary Condition) in September, is currently working on her performance project, The Guests, for the forthcoming 11th Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories, at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, November 12, 2016–March 12, 2017.…

New book series with Sternberg Press

2016.03.24 | Research news

From Summer 2016, we launch a new book series, published with Sternberg Press in partnership with ARoS Museum of Modern Art. For details on the first books by Geoff Cox & Jacob Lund, Terry Smith, and Jussi Parikka, see http://contemporaneity.au.dk/book-series/.

Events

Fri 16 Jun
10:00-17:00 | ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
The Contemporary Contemporary
International conference with keynotes by Peter Osborne, Ina Blom, Knut Ebeling and Raqs Media Collective
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