Ever since the first hot-
neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Berlin (Germany)
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Floating Utopias presents the diversity of pneumatic media in an exhibition and accompanying interventions in urban space. The project juxtaposes historical and contemporary works and raises questions as to their potential for artistic and activist practices. Inflatable objects still serve as tools for aesthetic and political interventions today: artists and activists situate their works between surreality and functionality, fiction and fact. Inflatables entice us into play and disobedience, they forge communities and prompt participation, generate attention and agency.
Participating artists: Ant Farm, Artúr van Balen, Theo Botschuijver, Eventstructure Research Group, Anna Hoetjes, Franco Mazzucchelli, Ahmet Öǧüt, Marco Barotti and Plastique Fantastique, Tomás Saraceno, Anika Schwarzlose, Graham Stevens, The Yes Men, Tools for Action, Huw Wal, UFO.
Tools for Action, Inflatable barricade at Red Lines are not for crossing protest, Paris 2015. Photo: Artúr van Balen.
Exhibition April 22 -