Menu11th GB 2016Monthly GatheringsForum and FellowsInfra-SchoolExhibition - The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)ArtistsAdam PendletonAde DarmawanAdelita Husni-BeyAgnieszka PolskaAhmet ÖğütAimée Zito LemaAlma Heikkilä, Cohesion, Hydrocarbons, Aspen, Search Engine, Language and the OthersAmalia PicaAndrew Norman WilsonAne GraffAne Hjort Guttu with Daisuke KosugiAnicka YiAnn LislegaardAnnie Lai Kuen Wan Anton VidokleApolonija Šušteršič with Dari BaeArseny ZhilyaevAyesha SultanaAzar AlsharifBabi BadalovBarbora Kleinhamplová with Tereza Stejskalová Bernd KraussBik Van der PolBona ParkCéline CondorelliChristian NyampetaChristopher Kulendran ThomasClaire BarclayCooperativa Cráter InvertidoDale HardingDavid MaljkovicDiogo EvangelistaDora GarciaDoug AshfordElena DamianiEmily RoysdonEyal WeizmanFahd BurkiFaivovich & Goldberg Fernando Garcia-DoryFlo KasearuGoldin+SennebyGunilla KlingbergHajra WaheedHito SteyerlIngela IhrmanInseon ParkIza TaraszewiczJasmina Metwaly & Philip RizkJeamin ChaJewyo Rhii with Jihyun JungJinghu LiJosé Léon CerrilloJoungmin YiJulia SarisetiatiKatie PatersonLawrence Abu HamdanLili Reynaud-DewarMariana SilvaMarie Kølbæk IversenMarie-Louise EkmanMatias FaldbakkenMetahavenMichael BeutlerMika TajimaMohammad SalemyMonir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianMunem WasifNabuqiNadia BeleriqueNatascha Sadr Haghighian with Ashkan SepahvandNazgol AnsariniaNicholas ManganOsias YanovOtobong NkangaPauline Boudry and Renate LorenzPhilippe ParrenoPrajakta PotnisPratchaya PhinthongRana BegumRaqs Media CollectiveRuth BuchananSachiko KazamaSaskia Noor van ImhoffSeola KimSiren Eun Young JungSojung JunSuki Seokyeong KangSøren AndreasenTania Pérez CórdovaThe Otolith GroupTommy StøckelTrevor PaglenTromarama (Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli, Ruddy Hatumena)Tyler CoburnWalid RaadYu JiYun HuZhou TaoABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPRSTWYZ Christopher Kulendran ThomasAll over the world, citizenship – the right to belong somewhere – is tied to specific nations. But what if technology could allow a more liquid citizenship beyond national borders? New Eelam, by Christopher Kulendran Thomas (b. 1979, London), is a long-term artwork in the form of a startup – a real-estate technology company founded by the artist to develop a flexible, global housing subscription that aims to make homes as streamable as music or movies. Based on collective co-ownership rather than private property, it aims to rewire property relations through the luxury of communalism rather than of individual ownership. Charting an alternative trajectory from one of the darkest chapters of the recent history of globalization, New Eelam envisions a distributed alternative to the ancient Tamil homeland of Eelam which was wiped out with the brutal end of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009. So what could a new Eelam be if it was reimagined as a distributed network rather than a territorially bounded nation? Thomas’s practice works through the structural operations of art, through its production, circulation, and distributive processes. When Platitudes Become Form (2013–ongoing) features original artworks by some of Sri Lanka’s foremost young contemporary artists, purchased in the island’s current “peacetime” economic boom and then reconfigured for international circulation within Thomas’s compositions. Operating initially through contemporary art’s transnational networks, and through its role in prototyping new lifestyle formats, New Eelam imagines the future of citizenship in an age of technologically accelerated dislocation, asking how a corporation could be constituted as a state and how a brand might communicate as an artist. New Eelam’s presentation for GB11 at the Asia Culture Center introduces this post-capitalist venture and speculates on how a new economic system could evolve without friction out of the current one. MW self-presentation: This has been super important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOubCHLXT6A And this: www.amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Inventing-Future-Postcapitalism-World-Without/dp/1784780960 And I think this thing that I participated in is gonna be really great (once they get the website working, which they will have done by the time you publish this): http://www.planes.sx This just made me cry: transgenderlawcenter.org http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/12893 Especially from about 6 minutes in. And this is a collaboration that means a lot to me: http://brace-brace.com But a conversation that has been super important for my thinking this year is actually a recurring debate with Maria about what “radical” means. I might expand on that in June if there's time then to add something before you go to print. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this (which will certainly be part of my argument if I get time to make it): itunes.apple.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1989/id907242701 And, if you need any actual bio info, then exhibitions include: Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013 at Tate Liverpool, Co-Workers at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Bread and Roses at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and The Present in Drag, the 9th Berlin Biennale.