About

 

New Hypothetical Continents (NHCs) is a project that invites reflection on how interpretation of the present is often shaped by utopian accounts of the past.

This pattern is promoted by global communication networks where visual media are increasingly prevalent, and where aesthetic modes of representation such as those associated with art play a leading role.

Contributions can be intentional creations or found art in any media that comment on the figure of utopia at a remove or by playfully adopting a utopian mode of art practice.

A fuller exploration of the premise is here.

[T]here is no need to dig deep or look far and wide for the figure of utopia. It appears everywhere and nowhere across the arts and contemporary culture.
— Vermeulen and van den Akker (2015)
New Hypothetical Continents  (maquette), bronze, edition of 5, 26x20.5x8cm - Artist: Lucas Maddock (2014)

New Hypothetical Continents (maquette), bronze, edition of 5, 26x20.5x8cm - Artist: Lucas Maddock (2014)