Cmd P for 2079, a futuristic journey through the world of print

Cmd P for 2079, a futuristic journey through the world of print
Exhibition at the Allard Pierson: 3 November 2019 – 19 January 2020
Artists: Åbäke (UK), Karin Ferrari (AT / IT), Emre Hüner (TR / NL), ooooo (*)

What will printed artwork look like in 2079? Will it still exist or will the digital world have permanently repressed tactile media? For the exhibition Cmd P for 2079, AGA LAB and curator Sofie Dederen selected four international artists who are researching print and speculating on the future of the medium during the artists-in-residence program. Who will determine what and how we transfer, and how does the volatility of digital media affect future generations and their power structures?

Through interaction with the curators and the collection of the Allard Pierson, the artists-in- residence investigate the above questions. In this way the exhibition creates new connections between the future, present and past.

The reason for the research is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of AGA LAB, by looking 60 years ahead. The exhibition shows the result of the residency period of the artists.

Cmd P for 2079 will take place in the partly transformed Allard Pierson, a merger of the Allard Pierson Museum and the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam. With the amalgamation of collections and modifications to the building, the museum aims to open the striking historic building on Rokin to the public. The renewed program, such as ”Allard Pierson Live” and the artistic research for Cmd P for 2079, help shape this process. In 2020 the exhibition will be shown in Frans Masereel Center, the Flemish colleague institution of AGA LAB.

Cmd P for 2079 is a co-production of AGA LAB and Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), in close collaboration with the Allard Pierson and with financial support from the Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie NL, Pictoright Fonds and Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Thanks to: Platform 0090 Vlaanderen and Kessels Kramer.