Previously at the ICA - Events
21 Mar 2014
Simon Denny and Aleksandra Domanović discuss their forthcoming exhibitions at firstsite, Colchester, with Senior Curator Michelle Cotton.
Denny’s first UK solo exhibition, The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom, is inspired by the recent rise and fall of New Zealand entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, whose file sharing platform Megaupload was the subject of FBI investigation on charges of criminal copyright infringement. The influence of media and technology upon contemporary culture is further developed in Domanović’s exhibition From yu to me, [SIC] which looks at the history of the Internet domain ‘.yu’ against the backdrop of the political turmoil in Eastern Europe and the violent dissolution of the Yugoslavian state towards the end of the 20th Century.
Simon Denny was born in Auckland, New Zealand (1982). Selected solo exhibitions include: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig wien (Mumok), Vienna, 2013; All You Need Is Data, Petzel Gallery, New York, 2013.
Aleksandra Domanović was born in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia (1981) and lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: Art Basel, Miami Beach (with Oliver Laric), 2013; LISTE 18, Basel (with Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff), 2013; The Future Was at Her Fingertips, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, 2013; Turbo Sculpture, SPACE, London, 2012.
There will be a £10 return coach service to firstsite on Friday 21 March for the opening of Simon Denny and Aleksandra Domanović’s new exhibitions leaving from Bethnal Green, Museum of Childhood, London at 5pm. Space is limited so book your space now.
firstsite is holding a symposium on 30 May - Owning the immaterial: art, technology and culture - which brings together a group of high profile curators, artists, journalists and academics from Berlin, New York and London to discuss the subject of ownership in the internet age, taking the work of Domanović and Denny as a starting point. Speakers include Charles Graeber, New York based writer who has a close working relationship with Kim Dotcom; Mark Fisher, Goldsmiths; Paul Pieroni, SPACE; Kieran Long, V&A; Simon Denny and Aleksandra Domanović.