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Summer Institute Launch - Screening of Reparation Hardware + talk w/ Ilana Harris-Babou Plug In ICA

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Exhibition: June 26 to July 29, 2018

Summer Institute: June 25-July 7, 2018

Summer Roof-Top Party & Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to announce our summer exhibition, Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network by the New York based artist collective DIS. Framing our first session of the Summer Institute led by Marco Roso and DIS collaborators, this exhibition sets the stage with an installation of images, text, colour and a video compilation that resembles, as Roso articulates: “something like MTV meets Adult Swim and PBS.”

A collective formed in 2010, DIS has been DISmagazine, DISown and DISimages. They curate, make installations and objects, and operate as a hybrid voice that crosses disciplines. In this multi-fold manner of production that frequently shifts identities, DIS questions the very value of segregating modes of making into specific fields of production or defined viewership. 

In Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, DIS presents a program of videos from their website that range between documentary, instructional video and self-help guide. It features the work of over 19 artists and critical thinkers from Babak Radboy to Casey Jane Ellison and Ryan Trecatin. This video program is set within an installation that at first glance resembles tradeshow booths or world-fair pavilions, their agenda being critical of economic interconnections between commerce and state; the alignment of popular culture with consumers; and controlled flows of information through technology. 

We are extremely pleased to have DIS member Marco Roso lead the first Session of our Summer Institute (June 25-July 7, 2018). Please join us for one or all of the associated public programs:

Visiting Speakers

Tuesday, June 26 | 6pm: Screening of Reparation Hardware and talk with Ilana Harris-Babou

Tuesday, July 3 | 6pm: Screening of 60 million Americans can't be wrong and artist talk with Christopher Kulendran Thomas

Thursday, July 5 | 6pm: Talk by Economist Evelyn Forget

Date TBD: Artist talk by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Friday, June 29 | 6pm: Talk by Architect Nerea Calvillo

Video Speaker Series

Open to the Public:

Monday, June 25 | 4pm: Screening of The Seasteaders and Conversation with Daniel Keller and Jacob Hurwitz Goodman

Wednesday, June 27 | 6pm: Conversation with Hannah Black

Friday, June 29 | 11am: Conversation with Simon Denny

Summer Institute Only:

Thursday, June 28 | 11am: Screening and conversation with Armen Avanessian

Saturday, June 30 | Time TBD: Conversation with Jon Rafman

More info here.