ArtReview x Modern Forms

 This collaboration between Modern Forms and ArtReview explores a transitional moment in the history of art 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

Talk: On art and ecology

Stefanie Hessler joins Sam Solnick to consider the influence of ecological thought on contemporary art and writing

Artwork: Oliver Laric, 'Betweenness'

An exclusive online screening of Oliver Laric's short animated video 

Interview: Oliver Laric

The Berlin-based artist on authenticity, narrative and uncertainty in his work

Talk: Beating the system(s)

Lucia Pietroiusti, Zach Blas and Troika's Sebastien Noel on systems, relations and new ways of thinking

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