»Future Perfect« is accompanying the latest exhibition tour of ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations). The exhibition will be shown at international museums on various continents and will be dealing with future-related questions during its journey lasting several years.»Future Perfect« collects works by artists concerned with notions of the future and speculations on the course of history, using a grammatical tense which makes it possible to present future events as if they had already occurred. Politics and the world of finance are particularly fond of predicting the future in the form of »this-is-how-it-will-have-been« in order to convey to society or to investors a sense of security.
However, when the future is already perceived as something in the past, something that has been and gone, how is it possible for us to have visions, to speculate and to get away from conventional thought patterns?
This is the starting point for this exhibition and publication project, the point where it asks: is it at all possible for us to communicate using the conjecture and suppositions of a future perfect? Can artistic practices reference this area of future notions and activities?