“Futuro Modular” Exhibition

Rachel Uffner Gallery

poster for “Futuro Modular” Exhibition

This event has ended.

ASMA, Rebecca Adorno, Nobutaka Aozaki, Bascia TV, Antoine Carbonne, Guanina Cotto, Dalton Gata, Jorge González, Alejandro Lafontant,
Adriana Martinez, Natalia Martínez, Mariana Murcia, Las Nietas de Nonó,
Kenny Rivero, Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Claudia Peña Salinas,
Manuel Mendoza Sánchez, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer,
Jose Luis Vargas

curated by Christopher Rivera

Bascia TV, SPYDER (still), 2017, video, 2:00 minutes

Embajada presents Futuro Modular, a group exhibition curated by Christopher Rivera.

The portrayal of the future in western culture is in constant flux, an ongoing imaginary construction, assembled by memories or ideas or what that future could look like. The once technicolor optimism of the sixties and seventies which included visiting aliens, flying cars or a holiday to Mars gives way to a more cynical and imaginative vision of the future, rendered in muted tones of sepia or dark silver green. Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner, set in what was imagined to be our present day, November 2019, featured flying cars, intelligent robots, a crumbling climate and an existential crisis. While this vision of the future still feels farfetched, we find ourselves inching closer to this imagined future. Video calls, 3D printing, and automatic cars are technologies current today that seemed impossible only fifteen years ago, meanwhile urgent climate changes threaten the earth’s survival. As Albert Einstein stated, “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough.”

Text by Christopher Rivera


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