Evan Roth credit John Davey.
FAD favourite Evan Roth has been awarded the Artangel Everywhere commission for a ground-breaking new project which will materialise throughout the world in 2018. Artangel Everywhere is an open call for groundbreaking new ideas for a networked world.
Currently based in Paris, Roth has achieved international prominence for a body of work which draws equally on activism, technology and art history and considers the profound implications of power and control in a networked world.
Roth’s proposal was chosen from 530 ideas submitted to Artangel, and reviewed by a panel comprising artist and writer James Bridle, technology journalist Jemima Kiss, Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris, and Artangel’s Head of Digital Charmian Griffin.
Artangel Everywhere asked artists to propose ideas that inhabit a networked space and that could be experienced anywhere in the world. This edition marks a departure from previous Artangel open calls, which invited proposals for site-specific works in the physical realm, leading to projects such as Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave and Roger Hiorns’ Seizure.
Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris said: “Evan’s acute understanding of the online environment stood out. There’s an ominous beauty to his idea and we could not be more excited to produce the project with him. It represents an exciting new chapter for Evan and for Artangel.”
For more information about Artangel Everywhere and previous Open calls, visit www.artangel.org.uk/open