On the occasion of the Grand Re-Opening, SITE presents Future Shock, an exhibition that examines our dynamic and decisive moment in global history and looks to the challenges and possibilities of the future. Future Shock is a large-scale exhibition of works by international artists that articulates the profound impact of the acceleration of technological, social, and structural change upon contemporary life. Future Shock takes its title from Alvin Toffler’s prophetic 1970’s book, in which he describes the exhilaration and consequences of our rapidly advancing world. With Toffler’s predictions and warnings as a backdrop, Future Shock will bring together the work of ten artists whose works imagine a range of visions of our present and future.
Doug Aitken (US) • Patrick Bernatchez (Canada) • Andreas Gursky (Germany) • Lynn Hershman Leeson (US) • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico/Canada) in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (Poland/US) • Alexis Rockman (US) • Dario Robleto (US) • Tom Sachs (US) • Regina Silveira (Brazil) • Andrea Zittel (US)