Jake Elwes is exhibiting in three group exhibitions Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Baltic (in London 27/1/18 to 3/3/18), Digital/Real - how art surfs between worlds in Basel and in When Machines Are Dreaming in Dresden.
Jessie Brennan's collaborative networked online exhibition Re: Development - Inside The Green Backyard can still be seen distributed across the websites of eleven organisations: BOM, Birmingham; CGP, London; The New Bridge Project, Newcastle; South London Gallery, London; Metal Peterborough, Peterborough; Carroll/FletcherOnscreen, London; Land For What?; Furtherfield, London; Shared Assets; Jessie Brennan, London; The Green Backyard, Peterborough.
My collectible ass - Mckenzie Wark's thoughts on collecting 'digital objects' in e-flux #85 (see also the Resources - Conservation and Collecting section of the website)
"To think about digital objects as collectable, it may help to start by asking what it is that is actually collected. We tend to think that what is collected is a rare object. But what makes it rare? Perhaps there is more than one way to make an object rare. To make a digital object rare, it can be “locked” in various ways..."
The New Conservatism: Complicity and the UK Art World's Performance of Progression - Morgan Quaintance's provocation/accusation in the e-flux conversations series (see also the Resources - Reflections and Provocations section of the website). Morgan's article and the associated comments are worth reading as a starting point for debate about the shortcomings of the current structure of the visual arts eco-system:
"Today, despite a passion for the vocabulary of change amongst those who populate the art world’s upper echelons, and a conceptual belief in ‘rupture’, ‘paradigm shift’, and ‘the turn’, radical alteration of the field, and the concrete and cognitive institutions that comprise it – galleries, museums, art criticism, notions of best practice, etc. – has not taken place..."