ArtReview x Modern Forms
and ideas. A series of talks, essays and artworks reflect on how art can engage with the complex systems – ecological, technological, economic – shaping a rapidly changing world
Screen: Shezad Dawood, 'Leviathan, Episode 1'
An exclusive online screening of the first installment in the artist's ambitious, multi-platform, ten-part cycle Leviathan
Talk: On art and ecology
Stefanie Hessler joins Sam Solnick to consider the influence of ecological thought on contemporary art and writing
Screen: Oliver Laric, 'Betweenness'
An exclusive online screening of Oliver Laric's short animated video
Documents: Introduction to Tidalectics
Stefanie Hessler introduces the concept of 'tidalectics' as a new way of figuring our relationship to the world.
Talk: Beating the system(s)
Lucia Pietroiusti, Zach Blas and Troika's Sebastien Noel on systems, relations and new ways of thinking
Interview: Oliver Laric
The Berlin-based artist on authenticity, narrative and uncertainty in his work
Essay: A Brief History of Complexity
In this short introductory essay, cultural theorist Wendy Wheeler introduces the themes of complexity, feedback and emergence
Archive: Pierre Huyghe
From the ArtReview archive, Christopher Mooney profiles an early adopter of the themes explored in this collaboration
Talk: On nature and culture
Wendy Wheeler sits down with Modern Forms to discuss biology, complexity and creativity in the first of a series of talks
Documents: Poetry and the Anthropocene
Read the introduction to Sam Solnick's book on how poets have responded to ecological crisis