In June 2020, the Future Art collective, a group of artists based in Berlin, challenged artists around the world to create and submit works rooted in the events of 2020. The decade began normally enough, but within months the world was plunged into economic and health crises, as normal life ground to a halt.
In the works, the viewer is presented with the complexities of life as we now experience it. In photographs, illustrations, and videos familiar spaces become alien and hostile, daily routine is transformed, and visions of the future leap forward. The exhibition was made possible through the collaboration of a diverse group of international artists, with submissions coming in from Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States. Curation was handled by Julia Oram, Shir Zilber, Carmel Alabassi, and Jordan Murphy, with special thanks to Walter Bergmoser and Peter Sramek.