(photo Ed Jansen)
Gallery Analytics is a site specific installation at the Momentum exhibition as part of the Rewire festival. By setting up a mesh wifi network and combining it with custom made software, Gallery Analytics is able to track every wifi enabled device moving around in the exhibition area in real time. Similar to how a shopping mall is tracking their visitors to determine how well a window display converts customers, Lund will be able to provide in depth analysis of the exhibition visitor’s movement in the space and from that distill how well the works in the exhibition performs.
The exhibition is up until the 3rd of December, visit galleryanalytics.com to check out the gallery analytics stats.
Really enjoyed reading the review of The Fear Of Missing Out exhibition titled Data-Driven Artists And Their Critics written by Rob Myers for Further Field.
What is novel about The Fear Of Missing Out is that the program dictating the artworks is doing so based on a database derived from data about artworks, art galleries, and art sales. This is the aesthetic of “Big Data”, although is not a big dataset by the definition of the term. Its source, and the database, are not publicly available but assuming it functions as specified the description of the program in the Huffington Post article about it is complete enough that we could re-implement it. To do so we would scrape Art Sales Index and/or Artsy and pull out keywords from entries to populate a database keyed on artist, gallery and sales details. Then we would generate text from those details that match a desired set of criteria such as gallery size and desired price of artwork.
The Fear Of Missing Out at Showroom Mama is featured in Huffington Post’s Arts & Culture section in the article ‘Controversial New Project Uses Algorithm To Predict Art’.
We’re all susceptible to FOMO, the dreaded Fear Of Missing Out.
Popularized by Sherry Turkle’s 2011 bestseller, Alone Together, the acronym refers to the uniquely alienating experience of scrolling through social media hubs like Facebook and feeling like everyone’s doing things without you and before you.
But what if that same technology told you what to do before everyone else? That’s the premise of a futuristic new project, “The Fear Of Missing Out,” by artist Jonas Lund. While Lund roots his experiment in art creation, his concerns are widely resonant: Can data be used to predict cultural flashpoints before we can? And if so, should we harness that power?
Thanks for the nice article Mallika!
Opening: Friday 11 October, 17:00 – 21:00.
Exhibition dates: 12 October – 3 November 2013
Location: Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam
Curated by: Gerben Willers
MAMA presents The Fear Of Missing Out, the latest exhibition by Swedish artist Jonas Lund (SE, 1984). The title derives from a social network induced anxiety condition. One brought on by trying to keep up with a rapidly moving world. A fear of constantly being one-step behind, in the wrong place, and missing out on the most exciting events. The Fear Of Missing Out proposes that it is possible to be one step ahead of the art world by using well-crafted algorithms and computational logic.
The works in the show are the result of a computer algorithm written by Lund. By analysing and categorizing a wide range of artworks, by the most successful contemporary artists, a set of instructions were generated explaining, step by step, how to make the most successful works of art. The artist then simply made the work following the instructions. In The Fear of Missing Out, important categories from the art world such as authenticity, artistry, talent, and creativity are questioned. The title also refers to the urge to be a part of a transparent information society made up of an overarching digital network.
Last year, Jonas Lund worked intensively with MAMA´s curator, Gerben Willers. The pre-opening of The Fear of Missing Out takes place on Friday 27 September. Lund will then work in-situ, on the realization of works, until the exhibition opens on 11 October.
As an art institute, MAMA is home to a large group of young people and provides a place for the latest talent. Young artists and art professionals are intensively supported through the making of new exhibitions, publications, artworks, etc., with the help of MAMA’s staff.
Installation Views from Unseen Fair
The Top 100 Highest Ranked Curators In The World at Unseen Photo Fair at Cokkie Snoei’s stand, from 26th – 29th of September 10:00–18:00.
I will be showing a new piece at the group exhibition local.#non.access at Km Temporaer called Link Removal Request
21 September – 27 September 2013
Opening 20 September 2013 7pm
Sebastian Schmieg / Kim Asendorf / Rick Silva / Johannes P. Osterhoff / eteam / Jan Robert Leegte / Jonas Lund / Niko Princen / Fabian Hesse / Stefan Riebel / Alexander Dekker / Karl Heinz Jeron / Florian Kuhlmann / Silvio Lorusso / Daniel Schwarz / Timothy Shearer / Thomas Spallek / Karen Eliot / Ubermorgen.com / Constant Dullaart
Florian Kuhlmann / Elisa R. Linn / Lennart Wolff
CINDY SHERMAN,’Woman in Pool’, 2007 (beach towel)
OPENING in Galerie Van Gelder AP: saturday 7 september, 17.00 – 19.00 uur
7 september – 12 oktober 2013
Curate This is the first project of guest cuarator Gerben Willers in AP. He invited Swedish artist Jonas Lund (SE 1984) and asked him to use his curatorial rank algorithm to determine what works from the collection of multiples and editions of Galerie van Gelder would generate the biggest positive impact on his curatorial rank. Lund supplied Willers with detailed analysis on all the works in the collections and what influence they would have on his curatorial rank.
The exhibition features works from Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Nam June Paik, Olafur Eliasson and more.
Design: Metahaven, Dread.
De Hallen Haarlem’s Curatorial Grant
7 September–24 November 2013
De Hallen Haarlem
Timo Arnall (UK) / Micol Assaël (IT) / Mark Bain (US) / James Beckett (SA) / Dean Blunt (UK) / James Bridle (UK) / Constant (NL) / Emptyset (UK) / Alicia Framis (ES) / Laurent Grasso (FR) / Carl Michael von Hausswolff (SE) / Roger Hiorns (UK) / Thomas Hirschhorn (CH) & Marcus Steinweg (DE) / Paul Jebanasam (LK) / Krõõt Juurak (LT) / Jacob Kirkegaard (DK) / Jørn Knutsen (NO) / Gert Jan Kocken (NL) / Jonas Lund (SE) / Aditya Mandayam (IN) / Metahaven (NL) / Kianoosh Motallebi (UK) / Stephen O’Malley (US) / Trevor Paglen (US) / Yayati Papita (IN) / Roly Porter (UK) / Anri Sala (AL) / Einar Sneve Martinussen (NO) / Espen Sommer Eide (NO) / Sarah van Sonsbeeck (NL) / Berend Strik (NL)
“Dread, as a techno-dystopian zeitgeist, rests intangible and un-rendered inside the fibre-optic cables, below the grey surface of the drones, and behind the ominous speech acts of cyber war-waging strategists.”
De Hallen Haarlem opens the new season with the international group exhibition Dread – Fear in the age of technological acceleration, curated by Juha van ‘t Zelfde, winner of the De Hallen Haarlem Curatorial Grant 2013. The exhibition presents works in various media, and by artists of different generations, that deal with apprehension and fear as a result of technological innovation.
Paint Your Pizza will part of the upcoming exhibition “Und alle so yeah!” at Haus für elektronische Künste in Basel curated by Alain Bieber. The exhibition opens on Saturday the 24th of August. The show includes works by Alex von Bergen, Tracky Birthday/Hasi International, Cindy Sizer, Helene Dams, Matthias Fritsch, David Horvitz, Jonas Lund, Kent Rogowski, Evan Roth, and Mathieu Tremblin. Check out the press release here “Und alle so yeah!” (German) or read more about Paint Your Pizza here