What happens if we quite precisely, quite deliberately give up on the future? Simply refuse the relentless pressure to move forward, develop, improve and consume at lightening speed? The latest deployment of post-industrial capitalism – globalisation, informationalism, flexible accumulation – has brought about significant, sweeping change in all our lives, the extent of which perhaps we are only beginning to come to terms with.
This year’s eva International, curated by Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, takes the title After the Future to examine how certain artistic practices provide an active invocation of the present and speculate how we arrived here in the first place.
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