Group Show | Biographies of Transition: Too Busy To Think

Opening Friday April 7, 2017 at 6pm
Artspace, Auckland

Anoushka Akel, Halil Altındere, Billy Apple®, Marie-Louise Ekman, Hamishi Farah, Ayesha Green, Gil Hanly, David Hockney, Cengiz Tekin, Hito Steyerl, Matthew Ward for Miko Revereza

Opening talk with Hamishi Farah and Misal Adnan Y

Too Busy To Think (as a term, condition, and exhibition) emerges from the nature of the time we share with machines. Machines that think. We, as machines.

Biographies of Transition, parallel spaces of intimacy, transformative environments of crisis, psycho-geographies of conflict, and the political narratives of human lives are each given consideration by revisiting Hannah Arendt’s protest. In a 1934 letter to Gershom Scholem Arendt wrote: “One feels very lonely in this country; this has to do in particular with the fact that everyone is very busy and that for most people the need for leisure simply ceases to exist after a certain amount of time.” More.

Image: Hamishi Farah, “pics or it didn’t happen”, 2014, 8 hardcover books (“curators”, “image surplus”, “life aint nothin but a sandwich”, “monoculture:standing together”, “your pictures deserve more lies”, “use this book’s static energy to charge your phone”, “flattening and other actions”, “alien selfies”), each 255pages, edition 1/3



Date(s) - 07/04/2017 - 12/05/2017
All Day