Visual Arts & Design

Detail from RARE SPECIMEN by Ernst Miesgang

Detail from RARE SPECIMEN by Ernst Miesgang

Olesya Kleymenova & Elena Kristofor, Phantom

Olesya Kleymenova & Elena Kristofor, Phantom

Ernst Miesgang, sculpture from the series SHATTERED, 2012-2016

Ernst Miesgang, sculpture from the series SHATTERED, 2012-2016

Only Human

Believing the Strangest Things, Loving the Alien

Thursday 11 May 2017, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London

Exhibition continues until Friday 28 July

Showcasing alien artefacts, Only Human provides new evidence that we're not alone! A collaboration of Austrian and British artists and researchers presents extraterrestrial sounds, images, words and objects with a programme of discursive events. In a time in which we are spoon-fed fictions, you are invited to discover the truth.

Featuring work by Joey Holder (UK), Lukas Janitsch (AT), Olesya Kleymenova (RU/AT), Elena Kristofor (AT), Paul Purgas (UK), Stephen Oram (UK) and Ernst Miesgang (AT).

The exhibition is curated by Laura Prime who took part in a curatorial residency at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. The exhibition and residency are part of a curatorial partnership with the Royal College of Art London.


Accompanying Events

Call-out Panel Discussion
Tuesday 13 June, 7pm, ACF London

A panel of artists, curators and writers to discuss the call-out culture of the ‘keyboard warrior’ who seeks to right political ‘wrongs’ online. Is it a useful practice in raising awareness of social-political issues or just more finger-pointing? The panel will be chaired by artist, curator and writer Emily Pope.

Predictions of the Future: Virtual Futures Salon
Tuesday 20 June, 7pm, ACF London

Virtual Futures, directed by Luke Robert Mason, creates immersive events in London exploring the convergence of art, science, technology, philosophy and culture. For their salon at the ACF London they invite a panel of near-future thinkers to discuss the subject of sci-fi: does it predict or prescribe the future?

Happy Hive Gathering
Thursday 13 July, 7pm, ACF London

The ACF will host a special crossmodial gathering. This movement born from the synthesis of art, science and entrepreneurship, brings together professionals and practitioners from a wide variety of fields. The happy hive gathering encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and a utopian vision for the future of collectiveconsciousness.

Events at the Austrian Cultural Forum are free, but seating is limited.