Salon #2 – The Current // Permanence

Published on 2018-04-02

Save the date for our second salon gathering in SoHo on May 23rd with moderator Ben Fino-Radin, a time-based media conservator and founder of Small Data Industries

Featured Artists: 

Shigeko Kubota

Rafäel Rozendaal


Olia Lialina

Morehshin Allahyari

Takeshi  Murata

Steina Vasulka

Introduction from Ben Fino-Radin:

Throughout centuries, artists have engaged with the impulse to memorialize, to be remembered, and the impulse to collect, archive, and preserve. If one looks closely enough, one sees however that permanence is really just change in slow motion. Nothing is permanent. Nothing lasts forever. 

What may art teach us about long term thinking, and the seemingly futile pursuit of permanence? Is the immaterial — that which is transmitted through time by means of tradition and collective intellectual stewardship — more enduring than the physical artifact?

Preview the artworks in Salon #2 – The Current // Permanence

Join our cooperative collection committee to participate in The Current Museum’s second salon, an evening of conversation on the topic of permanence, and loss.

What: Salon-style exhibition and conversation on the topic of 'Permanence' for members of The Current's cooperative collection committee.

When: Wednesday, May 23rd in SoHo for members of the collection committee and our guests, discussion live online at 8PM EST

How to Join: Anyone can sign-up for our cooperative collection committee by registering on drip. Salons are hosted quarterly in our SoHo location.