at Artists Space, New York
This Saturday, March 7, 6 – 8pm
March 8 – May 24, 2015
Artists Space is proud to present the first New York survey exhibition on the work of the German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, which focuses on the artist's production from 2004 onwards. Over this period Steyerl's films, essays and lectures have uniquely articulated the contemporary status of images, and of image politics. Central to her work is the notion that global communication technologies – and the attendant mediation of the world through circulating images – have had a dramatic impact on conceptions of governmentality, culture, economics and subjectivity itself.
Hito Steyerl presents eight existing works and one new commission within an exhibition design conceived by the artist and her team. The exhibition spans both Artists Space venues and also encompasses a program of talks and screenings, and an online aggregation of Steyerl's writing.
This exhibition is supported by the Friends of Artists Space and the Hito Steyerl Exhibition Supporters Circle: Andrew Kreps Gallery, Eleanor Cayre, Nion McEvoy, and the Goethe-Institut New York.
With thanks to David Riff for the co-design of the exhibition, Christoph Manz for technical direction, Wilfried Lentz, Andrew Kreps, Alice Conconi, and Micha Amstad.
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Hito Steyerl & Keller Easterling
Sunday, March 8, 5pm
Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street
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Architect and writer Keller Easterling shares with writer and filmmaker Hito Steyerl an interest in the often opaque influence that infrastructure has on our lives. Easterling has coined the term "extrastatecraft" to define these systems and the control they exert, thinking beyond material substructures towards the undeclared constellations of authority that structure the spaces around us. Such global infrastructural networks emerge as a medium of polity, beyond the conventional framework of state power.
On the occasion of Hito Steyerl's survey exhibition at Artists Space, the conversation between Steyerl and Easterling will discuss their individual work, and their overlapping areas of research into infrastructural space – from free trade zones to national museums, mobile telephony to econometrics.
Clip from Liquidity, Inc., 2014
Single channel HD video with sound, 30 mins
Courtesy of the artist; Andrew Kreps, New York; and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam