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.

The project is led by Associate Professor Jacob Lund and Associate Professor Geoff Cox, with PhD fellows Camma Juel Jepsen, Anne Kølbæk Iversen, Johanne Løgstrup, 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

Review of book series by Rikke Hansen, in Art Monthly 408: Jul-Aug 2017

2017.07.07 | Media coverage

“Each publication reads like a chapter dreaming of becoming something longer. Or, alternatively, a book dreaming of becoming an essay. It occupies a middle space.”

New books - published by Sternberg Press

2017.06.24 | Publication

Three new books in our edited series are now available - written by Wolfgang Ernst, Raqs Media Collective and Dexter Sinister. Another, by Knut Ebeling, will follow soon.

The Times of the Garden - ARoS Triennial

2017.05.03 | Publication

Jacob Lund has contributed an essay to "The Garden, End of Times, Beginning of Times", published on the occasion of the first ARoS Triennial, a new international contemporary art exhibition organised by ARoS Art Museum.

Events

Wed 06 Sep
12:00-16:00 | Kassel, Germany
Contemporary Research - Call for Participation
Workshop organized by The Contemporary Condition, Aarhus University & Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with Documenta 14. Extended deadline for proposals 31 July
Tue 31 Oct
14:00-17:00 | ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
Deconstructive States in the Contemporary Condition
Lecture by Terry Smith (University of Pittsburgh)