This is the Future

Hito Steyerl
October 24, 2019 – February 23, 2020

The Tower, 2015
3 channel video installation, HD video (color, sound), environment
Duration: 6:55 min

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

ExtraSpaceCraft, 2016
Three-channel HD video, environment
Duration: 12:30 min

 

Photo ©  Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Hell Yeah We Fuck Die, 2016
Video installation, environment
Hell Yeah We Fuck Die: Three-channel HD video file: 4:35 min
Robots Today: Single channel HD video file: 8:02 min

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Hell Yeah We Fuck Die, 2016
Video installation, environment
Hell Yeah We Fuck Die: Three-channel HD video file: 4:35 min
Robots Today: Single channel HD video file: 8:02 min

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Liquidity Inc., 2014
HD video file, single channel in architectural environment
Duration: 30:15 min

 

Photo ©  Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Duty Free Art, 2015
Three-channel HD video with sound
Duration: 38:21 min

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Strike, 2010
Single channel high-definition digital video, sound, flat screen mounted on two free standing poles
Duration: 28 seconds

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Strike, 2010
Single channel high-definition digital video, sound, flat screen mounted on two free standing poles
Duration: 28 seconds

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Red Alert, 2007
Triptych, three 30-inch Apple HD Cinema Displays, three Mac Minis, mounting system, connecting hardware
Three videos, each 30 seconds

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

Lovely Andrea, 2007
Single channel video; sound in English, Japanese and German with English subtitles; color 

Duration: 30 min

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

The City of Broken Windows, 2018 (detail)
Two-channel video (HD, colour, sound), wooden easels, vinyl sticker, panel painting (environment)
Variable dimensions

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

The City of Broken Windows, 2018 
Two-channel video (HD, colour, sound), wooden easels, vinyl sticker, panel painting (environment)
Variable dimensions

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

The City of Broken Windows, 2018 (detail)
Two-channel video (HD, colour, sound), wooden easels, vinyl sticker, panel painting (environment)
Variable dimensions

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

FreePlots, 2019
3 custom-built wooden planters (pine and birch wood), plant grow bags, compost, plants, 3 custom-built UV grow lamps (Alu-Dibond, Plexiglas, LED plant grow lights), sound installation
Installation dimensions variable
Planters: 75 x 210 x 110 cm, 75 x 160 x 110 cm and 75 x 305 x 70 cm approx. (3 parts)
Lamps: 10 x 210 x 110 cm, 10 x 160 x 110 cm and 10 x 305 x 70 cm approx. (3 parts)
Sound duration: 12:15 minutes

 

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario / Dean Tomlinson

This is the Future

Hito Steyerl
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
October 24, 2019 – February 23, 2020
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This survey exhibition, the largest of its kind in Canada, brings together a significant number of her works from the last 15 years.

Steyerl's playful explorations of technology and power structures result in darkly ironic cultural critiques that feel particularly relevant today. She blends the personal with the political, the satirical with the serious, while addressing a range of topics from economic collapse to globalization. Steyerl draws us into her world, asking us to reflect on our own roles in shaping the not-so-distant future.

This comprehensive survey exhibition comprises some of the artist’s most iconic works to date, ranging from single-channel projections and monitor works to elaborate architectural sculptural environments, a majority of which have never been seen in this country. Two of Steyerl’s large-scale works are included here: Hell Yeah We Fuck Die (2016) and Liquidity Inc. (2014), and are presented next to other major works such as Duty Free Art (2015), Strike (2010), Red Alert (2007) and November (2004).

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