ArtReview x Modern Forms 

A series of talks, essays and artworks explore the complex systems shaping a rapidly changing world, and reflect on a transitional moment in the history of art and ideas

Talk: Narrative Intelligence

Marina Warner, Shezad Dawood and Marc Davis 
discuss technology and storytelling

Documents: Weaving the Story

Marina Warner on narrative Intelligence in action and early technology, in an excerpt from her latest book

Screen: Shezad Dawood's 'Leviathan Part 1: Ben'

Watch the first part Shezad Dawood's ambitious, multi-platform Leviathan

Talk: Beating the system(s)

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

Talk: On art and ecology

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

Documents: Poetry and the Anthropocene

Read the introduction to Sam Solnick's book on how poets have responded to ecological crisis

Screen: 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: 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

Essay: A Brief History of Complexity

In this short introductory essay, cultural theorist Wendy Wheeler introduces the themes of complexity, feedback and emergence

Documents: Introduction to Tidalectics

Stefanie Hessler introduces the concept of 'tidalectics' as a new way of figuring our relationship to the world. 

Archive: Pierre Huyghe

From the ArtReview archive, Christopher Mooney profiles an early proponent of the themes explored in this collaboration