Queertopia, curated by Gemma Rolls-Bentley for Daata Editions
Daata Editions is announcing a new online project Queertopia, curated by Gemma Rolls-Bentley, Artsy Private Sales Lead and Gay Times Magazine Columnist and Curator, to be launched at a screening exhibition at If So, What?, a new art fair celebrating art, design, music, and innovation in San Francisco April 26-29, 2018. The project will be released simultaneously on Daata Editions website https://daata-editions.com
In addition, Daata Editions has invited three Virtual Reality projects to the fair; a project by San Francisco based artist M Eifler titled Making the Bed, 2017, and Virtual Reality Art presented by Khora Contemporary featuring the premiere of Nikita Shalenny’s The Bridge, 2017, and Paul McCarthy’s C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve, 2017.
Daata will also be collaborating with Label Dalbin and their Table.Video - an acclaimed concept that originally debuted at the Venice Biennale and the Design Miami/Basel - by streaming artworks through two custom-made tables at the Daata Editions space at If So, What?.
Queertopia is a collection of work that reviews the existence of queer communities and their spaces - both real and mythological, memorialising those lost and building environments and landscapes to nurture new radical possibilities. The icons, monuments and geography of queertopia present an opportunity to explore future structures of identity, intimacy and legacy. The list of artists features Holly Blakey, Rindon Johnson, Zoe Marden, Rashaad Newsome, Hannah Quinlan + Rosie Hastings, Jacolby Satterwhite and Puck Verkade.
Director of Daata Editions and Technology & Sound Curator for If So, What? David Gryn and Gemma Rolls-Bentley will be in conversation at the fair.