New Vision Forum node in London

Vision Forum is proud to announce a new node in London. The node is called Consonants and willfocus on curation. It is organised and run by Fatos Ustek and collaborators are: Charles Aubin, Maaike Gouwenberg, Rose Lejeune, Margarida Mendes, Margit Neuhold, Louise O'Kelly, Ben Roberts and Nadine Zeidler. You will find out more here.

Annika Söderberg at KSM lab

Vision Forum member Annika Söderberg shows her new glass work at the City Museum's KSM lab in Norrköping Sweden. Using a unique technique Annika has been able to use the glass's inherent qualities to investigate fragility and frailty. You will find directions and you can read more about the exhibition here, here and here (in Swedish only).

Ö at Normalcy in Stockholm

Vision Forum node Ö - A Möbius Trip will participate at Normalcy Bar at Moderna Bar April 25, 2014.

In 2011, a group of artists embarked on a trip in the Stockholm archipelago in search of a lost island. According to marine archaeologist Atle Baekken, the existence of this island had been kept alive in myth and song within the old villages of the archipelago. However, the knowledge about it has been lost as the archipelago has now been transformed from a place of subsistence (fishing, farming, etc.) to a gigantic touristic resort attracting thousands of sailors and wealthy owners of summer homes. In an attempt to rediscover the island, 8 artists set out on an expedition to follow the traces of this island. On this trip, one hundred guests were invited to testify to the discovery of this island.

Per Hüttner and Dungeon Acid in Mexico City

Vision Forum is proud to present its first project in Mexico in collaboration with Alam + Petrov, The City of Mexico and the Embassy of Sweden in March and April. For the project Poseidon Recreates Lake Texcoco, at Villa Punk, Swedish artist Per Hüttner teams up with musician Dungeon Acid to reflect on security and risk-taking with starting point in Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce’s Ulysses.For the installation Huttner makes use of the unique situation of having a gallery in a hotel. He will invite the guests to reconfigure specially designed aquariums during their stay. He will also reshape an electric pole into a giant oar that will be placed vertically on the roof of the Hotel. The pole alludes to the Winnowing Oar, Odysseus was instructed by a soothsayer to take an oar from his ship and to walk inland until he finds a people who know nothing of the sea, where the oar would be mistaken for an agricultural instrument. At this point, he is to offer a sacrifice to Poseidon, and then at last his journeys would be over. The project forms the second part of the Schendel-Fahlström Institute for Research, where the first part was realized at MAM in Sao Paulo in October 2013

- Performance by Per Hüttner and Jean-Louis Huhta, 5pm, 29 March, 2014
- Concert by Dungeon Acid, 8pm, 29 March, 2014
- Private view of exhibition: 7-9pm, 3 April, 2014

Alam + Petrov, Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 80 esq. Gelati, Col. San Miguel Chapultepec

The exhibition is open until May 14
Contact: Alam Barron, alternative_honig (at), or call +1 55  3558  9150

INFRA at Westminster Reference Library, London

INFRA will present the outcome of the Group's research on Saturday, May 31,with a series of lectures and the launch of a publication taking place at London’s Westminster Reference Library from 5-8pm.

INFRA is an artistic research project devised by Anna Gritz and Fatos Ustek produced in collaboration with a group of artists comprising of Aura Satz, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry and Ian Wittlesea, who took part in a one and a half year long interdisciplinary research endeavor.

Stephen Whitmarsh and Per Hüttner on "I am a Curator"

Following the 10-years anniversary event for I am a Curator (IAAC) at David Roberts Art Foundation, London in October 2013 the institution published texts by neuroscientist Stephen Whitmarsh and artist Per Hüttner that looks at how the project can be a tool for a better understanding of art's potential in today's society.

The two texts reflect on how contemporary art and contemporary neuroscience and a dialogue between the two offer clues to develop our understanding of our perception of the world. Vision Forum is proud to present both texts on our website. You can read Per Hüttner's text here and Stephen Whitmarsh's text here.

For more info about the event at David Roberts Art Foundation click here. To read more about IAAC click here, here and here.

Vision Forum Spring Meeting - March 11-12, 2014.

Vision Forum cordially invites you to participate in this year's spring meeting in Norrköping and Linköping in collaboration with KSM at Linköpings universitet, Östsam and Flygvapenmuseet in Linköping. The session will focus on how creators can nurture human and inter-human qualities in the face of the (disintegrating?) welfare state. The participants will reflect on questions about how technology and human mobility has changed ideas of wealth distribution, solidarity and discuss if there are new ways deal with/counteract or resolve these questions.

Participants will travel from Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, the US and the UK to shed light on these urgent problematics and will talk about projects as far afield as Cameroon, Haiti and Ghana.