neil cummings

September 2011

Walk through time

25 Sep 2011

Walk through time on Sunday 25th September 2011, 12 - 1pm

Timeline installationJoin me on Sunday 25th September between 12 - 1pm, with archivist Julian Warren and curator Nav Haq and we will walk through time on a tour of Self-Portrait: Arnolfini.

The talk and tour, from 1831 to 2061, will culminating in the launch of  Self-Portrait: Arnolfini the book of the project beautifully designed by Stephen Coates, especially for Arnolfini's 50th anniversary.


16 Narrow Quay
United Kingdom

51.4493, -2.5974

Media Squares

01 Oct 2011

tahrir squareOn Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2011, I participated in Media Squares: on the new forms of protests and their media, organised by De Baile, in Amsterdam. And two weeks later joined the Occupy London protest.

Social protest has become almost inseparably linked to a plethora of media images and messages distributed via internet, mobile phones, social media, internet video platforms and of course traditional media outlets such as newspapers, radio and television. A popular category to have emerged recently is the 'twitter-revolution'. In almost all cases - Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, and London - the role of the platform turned out to be less influential in retrospect, although certainly, deeply rooted blogger-networks did play a mayor role, preparing the protests that have now been dubbed the Arab Spring. And digital connectivity played a crucial role in the organisation and co-ordination of the European 'anti-austerity' protests in Spain, Greece, UK and Italy where protest was manifest on the streets and particularly in public squares.


De Balie
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017RR Amsterdam

52.3632, 4.883

Global Contemporary

18 Oct 2011

Ms Chan

From the 17th September 2011 –  5th February 2012, Museum Futures: Distributed is being exhibited at ZKM in Karlsruhe as part of The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989

Museum Futures: Distributed - is a machinima record of the centenary interview with Moderna Museet’s executive Ayan Lindquist in June 2058. It explores a genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, manufactories and academies.

Globalization as a phase in the geo-political transformation of the world is at once a transformation of art – of the conditions of its production, and possibilities of its diffusion and dissemination and presence. At the same time, artists, and above all the institutions of art, are faced with the questions as to the extent to which the concept global can and must be thought – and how this reflects back on its own methods of working. The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989 examines the way in which globalization, both with its pervasive mechanisms of the market and its utopias of networking and generosity, impacts upon the various spheres of artistic production and reception. A critical analysis of the key institutions of the art world seeks to illustrate the manner in which globalization has both shaped and itself become a theme in artistic production that intentionally creates and reviews its own conditions of possibility. WithThe Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989  ZKM | Karlsruhe, imagines itself as a utopian factory a place in which local experiences of time subvert the unity of the new universal time.


The ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

49.0016, 8.3838