Each institution has invited three young artists to create new video works exploring the question, what is the future of art in a decentralised world?
ACMI has commissioned Australian artists Moorina Bonini, Kalanjay Dhir and Jazz Money to share their take on what the world could look like. Their works will be shown online in ACMI’s virtual exhibition space – Gallery 5 – from 24 September 2021.
The works will also be seen internationally at Unfinished Camp‘s inaugural exhibit at the House of Electronic Arts in Basel on 23 September and at The Shed in New York on 24 September.
In total, 27 emerging artists from Botswana to Brazil have been chosen to participate in Unfinished Camp by global arts institutions at the forefront of visual art, digital innovation, and technology.
Alongside ACMI, the House of Electronic Arts and The Shed, founding partners include: LUMA Arles in Southern France; Pivô in São Paulo; the Serpentine Galleries in London; UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing; The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MoCAA) in Cape Town; and The High Line in New York.
“We are honoured to be a part of this new international network of arts organisations that is championing and supporting young, emerging artists from five continents to provoke and challenge us as we look to build a more equitable future,” said ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick OAM.
“Jazz, Moorina and Kal have all thoughtfully responded to the question by sharing their unique perspectives as young artists living on unceded Aboriginal land, thinking deeply about the future,” said ACMI First Nations Curator, Kate Ten Buuren.
“They see through the façade of our current society and the technologies that are rapidly changing our lives. Through their video works they invite us to rethink centralised systems and restore relationships between ourselves, the land and the stories that exist in deep time.”
Unfinished Camp was conceived by curator and artistic director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, Hans Ulrich Obrist and author and cultural strategy advisor Andras Szántó of Unfinished – an enterprise dedicated to strengthening civil life in the digital age.
“We see this alliance as an opportunity to demonstrate new ways of working in the arts, with arts organisations collaborating across borders and professional boundaries to promulgate new ideas and action,” said Obrist and Szántó.
The alliance, which spans five continents, was developed with the conviction that artists have a valuable role to play in shaping perceptions of our collective digital future, and our modes of public engagement in it.
ACMI’s Unfinished Camp commissioned artists can be viewed online at Gallery 5 from 24 September – 19 December 2021. For more information, visit: www.acmi.net.au For more information about Unfinished Camp, visit: www.unfinished.com for details.
Image: Moorina Bonini, Kalanjay Dhir and Jazz Money – courtesy of ACMI