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gallery@calit2 reflects the nexus of innovation implicit in Calit2's vision, and aims to advance our understanding and appreciation of the dynamic interplay among art, science and technology. The space is located off the main lobby of Atkinson Hall on the Engineering Courtyard of the UC San Diego campus (9500 Gilman Drive , La Jolla , CA 92093). Calit2 is a partnership between UC San Diego and UC Irvine, and houses over 1,000 researchers organized around more than 50 projects on the future of telecommunications and information technology and how these technologies will transform a range of applications important to the economy and citizens' quality of life. The institute has integrated new media arts into its cross-disciplinary agenda.
La Jolla, USA
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"A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth glancing at." - Oscar Wilde G@C2 is calling for proposals from artists, curators and other life forms, for exhibitions that will stimulate thought, desire or action on the theme of "Anti-Anti Utopia: Art, Technology and Hope."In a global landscape of hyper-surveillance, media swarms, censorship, functional limitations, technological excesses, and economic disasters, there is a nagging question: are we beyond invention? In a society of crisis, we invite possibility. In Cruising Utopia, queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz calls for an anti anti-utopia, condemning the political status quo and inviting the "radical aesthetic, erotic, and philosophical experiment."Against the anti-utopian lockdown of what can be imagined, of what can be illuminated, of what can be made - gallery@calit2 makes a call for work that can consider the difficult intersections found between art, technology and the new "not-yet-now" of hope emerging from the anti-anti utopian moment. Works that cruise utopia with queer futurities, with techno-utopianism after the end of utopia, art that continues creating utopian desires from dystopian fictions and the fictions of science, gestures that push forward new ecologies after the end of what cannot be imagined as the end. Anti-anti utopian art continues to build spaces of hope after the catastrophes of the present have removed utopia from the map. Read full listing…