From a Roman feast in a luxury hotel lobby to light sculptures toying with architectural form, urban interventions by leading figures in visual culture, and inspirational approaches to visualising data, the FutureEverything 2010 art programme continues FutureEverything’s pioneering approach to contemporary art and the digital world.
12-15 May, exhibitions till 23 May
SERENDIPITY CITY EXHIBITION
Our main exhibition space, at The Hive, features architecture-inspired art, a curated selection of city-drifting mobile apps, jaw-dropping data visualisations and a selection of FutureEverything 2010 Award nominees.
Curatorial collective Contents May Vary instigate dialogues on the boundaries between visual art and media art. In collaboration with
AGENTS OF CHANGE 0.3 – AGENTS OF CHANGE
The contemporary art collective will work in secret and at a monumental scale, transforming an urban location in Manchester with spray cans, paint and perception-altering art, visible only over a video link, culminating in a public opening on the last day of the festival.
THE FEAST OF TRIMALCHIO – AES+F
A multiple screen experience, transposing Roman myths to the setting of a modern-day luxury hotel.
Palace Hotel Foyer
REMEMBER ME – TOTEM
Objects donated to Oxfam, tagged with RFID and QR tags, once triggered, replay the stories of their previous owners, evoking ghosts of the past.
Oxfam, Oxford Road
MOMENTS OF BREATHING WITH YOU – HAFSAH NAIB
Cornerhouse and FutureEverything are pleased to present artist-in-residence Hafsah Naib, within the exhibition Contemporary Art Iraq.
ART & MEDIA CONVERSATION EVENT
Bringing artists, gallerists and curators to the table, this series of short presentations and related open discussions explore the relationships and boundaries between media art and visual art. Chaired by Charlie Gere, with speakers including Karen Guthrie, Adam Sutherland, Francis McKee and Kypros Kyprianou.
ART LAUNCHES AND LATE NIGHT OPENINGS
FutureEverything opens on Wednesday 12 May, with an evening of public opening events. Join us at the Art Launch at the Serendipity City exhibition followed by the Music Launch at the Kro2 music hub. The Cu Launch takes place on Thursday 13 May.
THE HIVE & COPPERFACE JACKS
FINISSAGE AND FAB LAB PRESENTATION
To elegantly wrap up an awesome festival we’ll be raising a drink and discussing the art programme at a chic finissage event. Following a series of artist residencies, we’ll be presenting the results of the Fab Lab Art Challenge.
Post Room, Palace Hotel
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