fud – Gary Zhexi Zhang

Image courtesy of Gary Zhexi Zhang

fud is a new body of work by Gary Zhexi Zhang, drawn from the artist’s research into the role of insurance in shaping the times and spaces we inhabit, commissioned by Arts Catalyst and Bloc Projects, Sheffield, in partnership with Medialab Prado.

This 18-month project comprises of three episodes, fud explores the catastrophe industry as an elaborate work of science fiction, in which the business of underwriting the earth begins to resemble the shaping of possible worlds.

The first episode is a digital commission (launching online on 16 Oct), the second an exhibition at Bloc Projects in Sheffield (April 2021) and finally a residency at Medialab Prado in Madrid (2021) with an accompanying publication. A public programme (online and in person) will accompany the project throughout its development.

Posted on 9th October 2020

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