Jonas Lund brings ‘The Future of Life’ to Modal gallery

In The Future of Life, living forever appears dangerously close. An A.I can make all the right decisions for you, so you’re free to enjoy eternity. Regenerate Global, a life sciences company led by Brian, are pushing to release immortality (it’s what the investors need) – but internal politics and human emotions threaten to disrupt the launch. 

The Future of Life is the next part in the ‘The Future of’ series by Lund on humanity’s relationship with A.I, following ‘The Future of Nothing’, and ‘The Future of Something’. Each film is made in close collaboration with a range of different generative AI’s. As the product of A.I technology, each work shows the rapid advancements in video and image processing.

Jonas Lund (1984, Sweden) creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflect on contemporary networked systems and power structures. His artistic practice involves creating systems and setting up parameters that oftentimes require engagement from the viewer. This results in performative artworks  where tasks are executed according to algorithms or a set of rules. Through his works, Lund investigates the latest issues generated by the increasing digitalisation of contemporary society like authorship, participation and distribution of agency. At the same time, he  questions the mechanisms of the art world; he challenges the production process, authoritative power and art market practices.

 Lund earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at Francisco Carolinum, Linz (2022), The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2019), König Galerie, Berlin (2021), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012) among others and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Vienna Biennale 2019, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze, Kunstforum, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.

The exhibition is FREE to attend.



June 01 – June 28, Monday to Friday / 09:00 – 20:00

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