Invitation: Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence

March 18th through April 30th, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 17th, 6-8pm

David Kordansky Gallery and Leo Xu Projects are pleased to present “Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence”, a collaborative group exhibition held at Leo Xu Projects, Lane 49, Building 3, Fuxing Xi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai. The show will be on view from March 18 until April 30, 2017. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 17 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Featuring artists from both of the galleries’ programs, Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence will examine how a wide and heterogeneous array of aesthetic positions can reflect, refract, and bear witness to an uncertain state of global affairs. The exhibition will include work by Kathryn Andrews, Andrea Büttner, Chen Wei, Heman Chong, Sam Gilliam, Zach Harris, Evan Holloway, Rashid Johnson, Gabriel Lester, Li Qing, Liu Shiyuan, Pixy Liao, Jonas Lund, Tala Madani, Chris Martin, Torbjørn Rødland, Sissel Tolaas, Tom of Finland, Wei Jia, Ming Wong, and Betty Woodman.


Ranked Browsing, collaboration with

This Chrome extension allows you to quickly look up the Rank of an artist by simply highlighting their name and right click and select ‘Get ArtFacts Rank’. You can also scan whole pages for artist names and the extension will add the rank after each name it finds from the top 1000 ranked artists.

Install by visiting the Chrome Webstore here

From ArtFact’s press release:

Dear readers,

We’re pleased to announce our recent collaboration with artist Jonas Lund, who creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances incorporating data from his studies of art world trends and behavior.

His Chrome extension is called Ranked Browsing, and it allows you to quickly look up the ArtFacts rank of an artist by simply highlighting their name and right clicking. You can also scan entire pages for artist names and the extension will add the rank after each name it finds from the Top 1000 list.

It’s available for free in the extension store. Go on and give it a spin.

V2_ 3×3 on the 3rd of March

Hi, I’ll be making some live net art at V2 (Rotterdam) as part of their event series called 3×3. The first piece will probably be titled Only that which is Absent can be Imagined, and I’m not really sure what it’ll be yet, but come to V2 and we’ll find out together

Here’s the official invite:
Artist Jonas Lund will create three new experiments in our 3×3 series. This is his first 3×3 installment.

3×3: every first Friday of the month.

Part I: March 3, 2017 from 18.00h – 21.00h
Part II: April 7 2017 from 18.00h – 21.00h
Part III: May 5, 2017 from 18.00h – 21.00h

Free entrance! This event is part of the Kunstavond.

Experiments are an essential part of every art practice. Even more than the end results, experiments, bèta versions and try-outs offer an inside look on how an artist thinks and works. Therefore, the experiment is made central in 3×3. V2_ offers three artists the space, time and resources to develop three experiments. Every first Friday evening of the month the public can witness one of these experiments live. A unique experience, as with every experiment no one knows what the experiment will lead to.
Every Friday the Kunstblock art venues in the Witte de Withkwartier are open in the evening. Visit MAMA, TENT, UBIK, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and CBK Rotterdam’s collection of art in public space. Click here for the programme.

Transmediale excursion: interventions. Talk

18.02.2017, 11:00 – 21:00
excursion: interventions
Paula-Thiede-Ufer 10, 10179 Berlin

Sebastian Schmieg and I will talk about the It Was Fun At First piece in the a panel titled On subversion and beyond: Reconsidering the politics of resistance and interference
With: Diann Bauer, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Daphne Dragona, Jonas Lund, Sebastian Olma, Sebastian Schmieg

The Interventions excursion focuses on new approaches to immanent critique, opposition, and collective organization in relation to the crisis of data-driven politics and digital populism. It examines the possibilities and constraints of critical empowerment when political parties, security agencies, and platform companies embrace disruptive practices and subversive strategies. What happens when we reach a point of failure in emancipatory politics? How can we create new territories for reflection and resistance? Through workshops, panels, and performative events participants elaborate on emerging alternatives involving the alien and machinic, and the historical and unregistered, promoting the escape from common narratives and a move toward new engaging practices and forms of organization.

The excursion takes place at the headquarters of ver.di, one of the largest independent trade unions in the world. The union was founded in 2001 and draws members from over 1,000 occupations. With its diversity and size, ver.di offers support by putting pressure on the state to achieve acknowledgment, solidarity, and justice for issues affecting contemporary working life. For more than four years, ver.di has worked as one of the only trade unions in the world to organize Amazon workers calling for fairer pay and working conditions.

Human / Digital: A Symbiotic Love Affair at Rotterdam Kunsthal

FEB. 9, 2017 – APRIL 2, 2017

HUMAN / DIGITAL: a symbiotic love affair’ is an exhibition on contemporary artists who take their inspiration from the Internet and digital technology. While the definition of Post-Internet Art is still being debated, the impact that computers, the internet and new digital technologies have on contemporary artists is growing unabated.

Cory Arcangel, Yael Bartana, Katerina Belkina, Alex Da Corte, Shezad Dawood, Constant Dullaart, Cécile B. Evans, Brendan Fowler, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Yu Honglei, Oliver Laric, Jonas Lund, John Maeda, Ryan McGinley, Geert Mul, Niels Post, Jon Rafman, Ryder Ripps, Tabor Robak, Rafaël Rozendaal, Travess Smalley, Dominik Stauch, Anne De Vries.

Read more here


Open: 10.02.2017 – 19.03.2017

VIRTUAL PERCEPTION  is An exhibition on internet, science fiction and contemporary technology. The exhibition will show works that both challenges the viewers idea of how modern technology is influencing our everyday life and show artists who is manipulating and playing/re-thinking computer technology into their works.

The Participating artists are approaching the subject in varies forms, speculative Philosophical Reflections on technological development, the aestheticizing studies of Internet imagery and more Technical Studies of methods and the potential with today’s technology.

Participating artists: Morten Modin, Sif Itona Westerberg, Søren Thilo Funder, Jacob Remin, David Stjernholm, Ditte Ejlerskov, Hannah Heilmann, Jonas Lund

Chaos Communication Congress talk

I’ll be giving a talk at Chaos Communication Congress (33c3) in Hamburg

Day: 2016-12-29
Start time: 22:45
Duration: 00:30
Room: Saal 6
Track: Art & Culture
Language: en

In *The 12 Networking Truths* Swedish artist Jonas Lund will discuss how he has attempted to subvert the contemporary art world system by using different types of exploits to gain an upper hand against the competition.

From designing an algorithm for art production to data mining art world personalities, the artist will describe how he has incorporated a classic programming mindset in an otherwise logic-free environment.

The 12 Networking Truths refers to RFC 1925 – The Twelve Networking Truths, a memo posted on the 1st of April 1996, positioned as revealing the fundamental truths underlying all network protocol designs. The truths include statements such as ‘It Has To Work.’ and ‘Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick any two (you can’t have all three).’. This memo will be the underlying story line throughout the talk, as each truths has a corresponding position within the artist’s artistic practice.

Here’s the talk with a super flattering thumbnail

Interview in Frame Magazine

O Que Nos Cerca (What Surrounds Us)

Giving a talk at Casa Franca Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, on the 14th of December.

Interview with Josephine Bosma in latest Kunstforum Post Digital 2 issue

Link to interview in English here