Rene — An anthology of the future

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Was looking for a specific text and somehow stumbled upon this collection of short sentences on the future (collected by Olbrist) -rg
… As Yona Friedman once told me: “The only real thing is the here and now. The future is an intellectual construction.”
I recently asked artists and architects for their definition of the future. The incomplete list follows here:
the future will be chrome
Rirkrit Tiravanija
the future will be curved
Olafur Eliasson
the future will be “in the name of the future”
Anri Sala
the future will be so subjective
Tino Sehgal
the future will be bouclette
Douglas Gordon
the future will be curious
Nico Dockx
the future will be obsolete
Tacita Dean
the future will be asymmetric
Pedro Reyes
the future will be a slap in the face.
Cao Fei
the future will be delayed
Loris Greaud
the future does not exist but in snapshots
Philippe Parreno
the future will be tropical
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
future? …you must be mistaken
Trisha Donnelly
the future will be overgrown and decayed
Simryn Gill
the future will be tense
John Baldessari
Zukunft ist lecker
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Zukunft ist wichtiger als Freizeit
Helmut Kohl (proposed by Carsten Höller)
a future fuelled by human waste
Matthew Barney
the future is going nowhere without us
Paul Chan
the future is now – the future is it
Doug Aitken
the future is one night, just look up
Tomas Saraceno
the future will be a remake…
Didier Fiuza Faustino
the future is what we construct from what we remember of the past – the
present is the time of instantaneous revelation
Lawrence Weiner
the future is this place at a different time.
Bruce Sterling
the future will be widely reproduced and distributed
Cory Doctorow
the future will be whatever we make it
Jacque Fresco
the future will involve splendour and poverty
Arto Lindsay
the future is uncertain because it will be what we make it
Immanuel Wallerstein
the future is waiting – the future will be self-organized
Raqs Media Collective
Dum Spero/While I breathe, I hope
Nancy Spero
this is not the future
Jordan Wolfson
the future is a dog/l’avenir c’est la femme
Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron
on its way; it was here yesterday
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
the future will be an armchair strategist, the future will be like no snow
on the broken bridge
Yang Fudong
the future always flies in under the radar
Martha Rosler
suture that future
Peter Doig
‘To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow’ (Shakespeare)
Richard Hamilton
the future is overrated
Cerith Wyn Evans
futuro = $B!g(B
Hector Zamorra
the future is a large pharmacy with a memory deficit
David Askevold
the future will be bamboo
Tay Kheng Soon
the future will be ousss
Koo Jeong-A
the future will be…grains, particles & bits.
the future will be…ripples, waves & flow.
the future will be…mix, swarms, multitudes.
the future will be…the future we deserve but with some surprises, if
only some of us take notice.
Vito Acconci
In the future…the earth as a weapon…
the future is our excuse
Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel
the future will be repeated
Marlene Dumas
ok, ok i’ll tell you about the future; but i am very busy right now;
give me a couple of days more to finish some things and i’ll get back to
Jimmie Durham
future is instant
Yung Ho Chang
”The future is not”
Zaha Hadid
the future is private
Anton Vidokle
the future will be layered and inconsistent
Liam Gillick
the future is a piano wire in a pussy powering something important
Matthew Ronay
in the future perhaps there will be no past
Daniel Birnbaum
the future is menace
Carolee Schneemann
the future is a forget-me-not
Molly Nesbit
the future is an knowing exchange of glances
Sarah Morris
The future: Scratching on things I could disavow
Walid Raad
the future is our own wishful thinking.
Liu Ding
le futur est un étoilement
Edouard Glissant
the future is now
Maurizio Cattelan
the future has a silver lining
Thomas Demand
the future is now and here
Yona Friedman