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Anthropocenes

Anthropocenes

August 21 – October 20, 2024
Amposta, Spain

Centre d’Art Lo Pati presents a new season of exhibitions on the art center’s building façade featuring the work of Diane Drubay, Claudia Larcher, Kelly Richardson, Theresa Schubert, Yuge Zhou, and Marina Zurkow curated by Pau Waelder. The works offer narratives about life in the Anthropocene, particularly in environments and systems that we ignore but that play a determining role in life on Earth.

Kelly Richardson: Odyssey

Kelly Richardson: Odyssey

June 14 – August 11, 2024
Chatham, Ontario

Weaving myth and metaphor with scientific research and digital technologies, Kelly Richardson: Odyssey invites visitors on a journey through time and space in order to reflect on the present—through three large-scale video works including ‘Origin Stories’, ‘HALO’ and ‘Pillars of Dawn’.

Buffalo AKG: Collection Handbook

Buffalo AKG: Collection Handbook

Published: September, 2023

A thoughtful selection of works which celebrates the opening of the new Buffalo AKG Art Museum, and provides a flavour of one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of modern and contemporary art. With nearly 400 pages, this new collection handbook presents over 330 works by 265 artists, and will be the Buffalo AKG’s premier souvenir publication for museum visitors and art lovers alike.

Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry

Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry

May 16, 2023, 6pm-8pm
Chicago, USA

The Awi’nakola art team including Rande Cook, Lindsay Delaronde, Kelly Richardson and Paul Walde will share working processes and work-in-progress at the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry, co-hosted by curator Stephanie Smith and the Gray Center’s Zachary Cahill. Free and open to the public!

CBC As It Happens

CBC As It Happens

Interview and article
April 7, 2023

CBC As It Happens interviews Kelly Richardson and Setta Studio (Director, Tim Saccenti and curator, Dina Chang) about the inclusion of her art in Metallica’s title track music video for 72 Seasons, and worldwide cinema screening.

Metallica: 72 Seasons

Metallica: 72 Seasons

Filmed in Los Angeles, CA, on Feb 12, 2023
Video Premiere Date: March 30, 2023

3 of Kelly Richardson’s works including Origin Stories, Origin Stories (AR) and HALO (III) were featured in Metallica’s music video for the title track off of their new album and film entitled ’72 Seasons’, and part of a global premiere in cinemas in 81 countries.

Rectangle (at Waldburger Wouters Gallery)

Rectangle (at Waldburger Wouters Gallery)

January 20 – February 20, 2023
Brussels, Belgium

Kelly Richardson, Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva present REVENANTS, featuring the premiere of ‘Origin Stories’. “We find ourselves in a region between Mars – a planet Richardson previously visited in the monumental installation, ‘Mariner 9’ – and Jupiter…When we return, we’re left with the realisation that while our species’ behaviour is responsible for the current global extinction event, it’s equally capable of producing uniquely imaginative visions. Art alone can’t save the world but the creation of art may very well be considered as the yin to our destructive yang.”

UNSIGNED in DTLA

UNSIGNED in DTLA

now until Dec 31, 2022
downtown LA (DTLA), USA

UNSIGNED is bringing in the new year in downtown LA (DTLA) with a video billboard featuring 100 signatures from women and non-binary artists created to reverse the ongoing negative value of the signatures through their transformation into artworks themselves. A project by Operator and Anika Meier with the support of 100 artists including Kelly Richardson, Nancy Baker Cahill, Auriea Harvey, Addie Wagenknecht, Anne Spalter, Claudia Hart, Sarah Zucker, Rhea Myers, Alexandra Crouwers, among others.

ecologyst: The Awi’nakola Tree of Life Project

ecologyst: The Awi’nakola Tree of Life Project

Kristen Bounds writes about Awi’nakola for ecologyst
Published: October 29, 2022

Comprised of artists, scientists, and Indigenous knowledge keepers coming together through the confluence of their work and research, the Awi’nakola Project is a research group working to keep the rich ecosystems of the some 2.7% of high productivity old growth left in the province intact.

Niio Art Editorial

Niio Art Editorial

The Role of Art in a Climate Emergency
Pau Waelder
October, 2022

Pau Waelder responds to recent events contemplating The Role of Art in a Climate Emergency through different artists lenses including Joanie Lemercier, Marina Zurkow, Tamiko Thiel, Kelly Richardson, Diane Drubay, Alexandra Crouwers, and Katie Torn.

Unsigned

Unsigned

‘Unsigned’ by Operator & Anika Meier
A collection of 100 artist signatures
Published: September 14, 2022

“…the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned.” (Helen Gorrill) The collection reverses the current negative value of the signatures through their transformation into artworks themselves. Unsigned is a conceptual artwork raising the symbolic and literal value of women and non-binary artists’ signatures.

CBC Radio: On The Island

CBC Radio: On The Island

In conversation with Sterling Eyford
Aired: August 15, 2022

Art in a time of climate change – CBC Radio’s Sterling Eyford in conversation with Kelly Richardson about creating art about the environment and social inequity during an environmental crisis.

Watershed Sentinel

Watershed Sentinel

Odette Auger reviews Halcyon Fog at KAG
Published: summer issue, 2022

Halcyon Fog is a multi-faceted, immersive exhibition with supporting speaking events. Through projections, video and digital art, the exhibit is aimed at getting viewers to think deeper about their own implication in these destructive systems, and to break the barrier between internal reactions and action.

Niio Art Interview

Niio Art Interview

Pau Waelder interviews Kelly Richardson
Published: April, 2022

Beauty invites viewers to engage with otherwise very difficult subject. Tragedy in the work is located in the truth of what we’ve wrought, the conditions within which we now find ourselves, and the urgent call for us to collectively face it in order to address it. After decades of scientific warnings riddled with predictions of what life might be like in the future, our path hasn’t changed course.

Galleries West

Galleries West

Lyn Richards reviews Halcyon Fog at KAG
Published: March 10, 2022

Richardson points out the hubris in our fantasy of human specialness, our refusal to acknowledge we’re simply one of many species within the world’s astonishing web of life, and our denial that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves as well. Richardson courts irony by turning the same digital media that potently…

CFJC Midday

CFJC Midday

Exploring our relationship with nature; Kamloops Art Gallery presents ‘Halcyon Fog’
Aired: February, 2022

Curator Charo Neville takes us on a tour of Kelly Richardson’s solo exhibition at the KAG which presents still and moving image works which draw attention to our relationship with nature and how it relates to climate change.

CBC Radio

CBC Radio

Aired: Feb 3, 2022

Kamloops Art Gallery curator Charo Neville gives CBC Radio a tour of Kelly Richardson’s largest Canadian solo exhibition ‘Halcyon Fog’.

Listen here and visit through April 2, 2022!

Surface Magazine

Surface Magazine

Art Basel Miami
Humans + Machines: NFTs and the Ever-Evolving World of Art
Published: Dec 2, 2021

Featuring generative and NFT artists such as Helena Sarin, Kevin Abosch, Matt Deslauriers, and Kelly Richardson, among others, the show will put one of the art world’s hottest phenomenons front and center for the first time at the fair.

Fad Magazine

Fad Magazine

Published Nov 16, 2021

How should we relate to nature? As recently as fifty years ago the anthropocentric way of looking purely through the lens of human outcomes was the mainstream assumption, at least in western traditions. Yet the growing consensus around the effect of a history of exploiting and abusing nature has altered how we see the relationship.

UN Instagram Takeover

UN Instagram Takeover

Published: July 1, 2021

If you could imagine a future for our planet’s biodiversity, what would it be? UVic Visual Arts professor Kelly Richardson has been invited by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to do just that as part of a global collaborative artwork to celebrate the world’s biodiversity and urge for its protection.

The FEN

The FEN

Published: April, 2021

The FEN is a coordinated CleanNFT drop initiated by curator Juliette Bibasse, visual artist Joanie Lemercier and more than 35 pioneering digital media artists in response to the outrageous greenhouse-gas emissions of CryptoArt releases on the Ethereum blockchain (PoW).

Post-Specimen Encounters Between Art, Science and Curating

Post-Specimen Encounters Between Art, Science and Curating

Published: Jan, 2021

Examines how scientific objects in museums and other collections act as inspiration to contemporary art practice, its histories, curating and aesthetics. Cross-disciplinary essays from leading arts professionals. Edited by Edward Juler and Alistair Robinson

Artpace at 25: 25th Anniversary Publication

Artpace at 25: 25th Anniversary Publication

Published: Dec 17, 2020

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Artpace San Antonio has published a 272pg book of never-before-published curatorial essays and color images of every exhibition created through its International Artist-in-Residence program from 2008-2019.

George Vasey on ‘Embers and the Giants’

George Vasey on ‘Embers and the Giants’

Published: Dec 16, 2020

Richardson re-makes the sublime for the 21st century, presenting us with landscapes that merge the spectral and the spectacular. In doing so, she creates a kind of third space where technology and nature meet; where memory and visions of the future collide.

Aesthetica Magazine

Aesthetica Magazine

Published: Dec 11, 2020

Art is a powerful way to start conversations about the climate. A new show at York Art Gallery, part of York Mediale 2020, uses new technologies to show how the human body is inextricably linked to nature.

For the Benefit of All (double LP)

For the Benefit of All (double LP)

Release date: August 2020

‘For The Benefit Of All’ is a limited edition double LP by British musicians Tom Morris & Jo Quail which was inspired by Kelly Richardson’s video installation ‘Mariner 9’.

Digital Wild – Meta.Morf X

Digital Wild – Meta.Morf X

Published: March, 2020

The sixth Trondheim international biennale for art and technology – ventures into the digital wilderness where the foreseeable has escaped, where control is absent, and agendas, purposes, and occupations are progressively evasive.

24/7

24/7

Published: January, 2020

Explores the non-stop nature of our lives – a world in which we are sleeping less; where complex systems exert control over us and the pull of the screen disrupts our instincts to daydream and pay attention to the world around us, and each other.

Pillars of Dawn (monograph)

Pillars of Dawn (monograph)

Published: March 2019

Written by Sarah Cook, Madeleine Kennedy, Alistair Robinson, Emily Stamey, Carmen Victor

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema

Editors: Janine Marchessault, Will Straw
Published: March 1, 2019

Responding to the latest developments in Canadian film studies, this volume takes into account the variety of artistic voices, media technologies, and places which have marked cinema in Canada throughout its history.

The Irish Times

The Irish Times

Anxious, strained, uneasy…
Review by Aidan Dunne
Sept 4, 2018

Photomonitor

Photomonitor

Silvery Perfection
Review by Helen James
June 19, 2018

Canadian Art

Canadian Art

Into the Woods
Review by John Luna
June 6, 2018

Galleries West

Galleries West

Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest, Review by Portia Priegert
June 1, 2018

Studio International

Studio International

Cybernetic Serendipity: History and Lasting Legacy, by Catherine Mason
Mar 3, 2018

MOIS MULTI 2017

MOIS MULTI 2017

Orion Tide at VU Photo
Feb 19 – Mar 19, 2017
Quebec City, Canada

Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century

Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century

Written by Liz McQuiston
Published by PHAIDON, 2017

An accessible and richly illustrated exploration of how art and design have driven major social and political change in the 21st century. With over 400 images, this is a visual guide to the most influential and highly politicised imagery of the digital age.

ACC Acquisitions 2015-16

ACC Acquisitions 2015-16

ARTS COUNCIL COLLECTION New Acquisitions 2015-2016 It is an absolute pleasure to announce that England’s Arts Council Collection, which holds work by the most influential British artists from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, have acquired two video installations including The Last Frontier and Leviathan. Please click here for further information.