CIR Performance Series
Artist: Anna Lundh | Curator: Summer Guthery
December 14th, 2013
Q&Q – 2022
Anna Lundh will present Q&Q – 2022, a research project and experiment she initiated in New York in March 2012, which during one year has collected and shared questions from the public about what the future will be like – 10 years from now.
Q&Q – 2022 is a reconsideration of the 1971 project Telex: Q&A, created for an exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm by New York based Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), in which the public was invited to send questions about 1981 – also 10 years into the future – between New York, Stockholm, Tokyo and Ahmedabad through telex machines. What kinds of questions did we ask about the future then, and are they different from the ones we ask now? In exhibitions and workshops in both New York and Stockholm (Exit Art, Rhizome, Bonniers Konsthall), the public has been able to contribute new questions as well as speculating on answers. The online component, which was developed for the New Museum’s First Look: New Art Online series, has accumulated questions from people world wide and was concluded in March 2013. Lundh’s performative presentation for Disjecta is an exclusive full report of this one year research project, and it concludes with a Q&Q (“Question & Question” session) with one of the initiators of the original 1971 E.A.T. project; Julie Martin.
With support by Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé’s International Programme for Visual Artists.
About the artist
Anna Lundh is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm and New York. She graduated in 2008 with a MFA from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and has also studied at the Cooper Union in New York. Lundh has exhibited in Sweden at venues that include Bonniers Konsthall, Tensta Konsthall, Haninge Konsthall, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, and internationally in Bergen, Norway, The Hague, The Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as in New York at Apexart, Marian Spore, Exit Art, The Kitchen and the New Museum, to name a few. She has also published text pieces in various publications. Lundh is the initiator and organizer of Visions of the Now, an international festival and congress on the subjects of art and technology, which took place in May 2013 in Stockholm. Lundh’s work investigates cultural phenomena and social agreements, language and technology; the subject matter ranging from specific histories and cultural constructions to more universal issues. A current focus is past and present visions of the future, as well as the relationship between art and science/technology. The work is multidisciplinary and has taken the form of video, site specific installation, text, web-based work, interactive experiments and performance.
About Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence Program
The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice. During their one-year residency, curators engage a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space. By showcasing new work and fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers, Disjecta seeks to impact new audiences and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue.
Summer Guthery, MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, was selected as the 2013–2014 Curator-in-Residence.