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Online exhibition: The Broken Timeline

18 April 2022, online

  • Exhibition opening of The Broken Timeline at distant.gallery - an online art initiative that invites you to connect with artists from all over the world without crossing borders
  • Part of a block of three online exhibitions from Amsterdam, Kinshasa and New Delhi 

What: Online exhibition 
With:
Annet Dekker, Gaia Tedone, Marialaura Ghidini
When:
Monday 18 April 2022, 3:30 PM Amsterdam / 12 PM Kinshasa / 4:30 PM Delhi
Where:
Online:  https://distant.gallery/the-broken-timeline 
Organised by:
distant.gallery
Admission: 
Free


The Broken Timeline

The Broken Timeline (TBT)* presents historical exhibition projects that were curated online. Inevitably partial and subjective, TBT burrows back in time to present a lineage of web-based curatorial projects that are too often unseen, neglected or ignored by the mainstream artworlds and their discourses.

common.garden has made a small selection of their favourite projects that highlight the intricate socio-technicalities of the web. Following and subverting technical trends, and despite being often short-lived and thus lacking a historical memory, these projects present new ways of audience engagement, question the value of authorship and open the possibility to reconfigure traditional models and methods for presenting, accessing and distributing art. Thereby they are challenging established museum values and advancing alternative ways of understanding art stewardship, curatorial authority, and public access.

*TBT is part of Curating Digital Art. From Presenting and Collecting Digital Art to Networked Co-curation, edited by Annet Dekker and published by Valiz.

distant.gallery

distant.gallery is a social platform and a sustainable art initiative that links actors from different parts of the (art)world. International and local at the same time, it creates the opportunity to discover artists and shows that one would usually never be able to see because they happen at places that are too far from home. Visitors get the chance to see shows from all over the world, Dehli, Kinshasa, Brooklyn, Mexico, or Amsterdam, without having to transgress borders.

distant.gallery is structured in blocks each consisting of 3 exhibitions with opening each Monday during local office hours. Every exhibition is curated from a ‘host’ city where local artists from that host city exhibit in the same (online and social) conditions and context as artists from the other side of the globe. The hosting is in collaboration with an initiative, institution, or organizational partner in that locality to broaden the network effect for all participating artists. At the start of a new exhibition block, the old block is archived.

distant.gallery runs on common.garden - an artist-run platform that offers a wide spectrum of tools to display artworks from different media, ranging from more traditional ones like the painting to new media like the video but also specifically online-only art. Therefore distant.gallery does not just replace the physical museum or extend it, but creates a unique curatorial concept. A place where both established and international young talents can easily meet equally and gain visibility in a broader cultural context.

18.04 Exhibition opening of The Broken Timeline

25.04 The exhibition will continue with the second show curated by Juan Pablo García Sossa and his Futura Tropica Kinshasa.

02.05 The third show with the title "Chosen" is curated by Mallika Joshi and supported by Internet Freedom Foundation.