Art organizations throughout Greater Boston are partnering to present an ambitious, region-wide exploration of art and technology. Aligned with Art in the Age of the Internet, this collaboration will offer concurrent exhibitions, performances, screenings, and programs at area cultural organizations, all exploring the relationship between art and technology.
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Join the Harvard Art Museums for a conversation with JODI, the pioneering artist collective formed in the mid-1990s by Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans. JODI will discuss their work and their recent Lightbox Gallery installation OXO with Jon Cates, associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Harvard Film Archive presents Caught in the Net: The Early Internet in the Paranoid Imagination, a series of film screenings that examines the cultural origin story of the internet as lodged within the paranoid imagination.
The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University will present an exhibition focusing on the unconventional publication Blueprint for Counter Education, a boxed set of posters and texts which introduced the tools for a radical pedagogical model. The origins of Blueprint are rooted in the history and culture of Brandeis in the late 1960s, where Maurice Stein, former Chair of the Sociology Department, and Larry Miller, his student at the time, first conceived of the project. Inaugurated during a transformative moment—as the Vietnam War raged on, civil rights and growing feminist movements took hold, and the rise of mass media altered the face of communication around the world—Blueprint for Counter Education aimed to encourage students to shape an educational environment from their own lived experiences. Its open-ended charts and diagrams mapped a world of ideas, from the avant-garde to the postmodern, in a form that presaged the Internet, allowing readers to chart a course of thinking and discovery that anticipated the prevalence of search engines, social media, and the quick connection of the hyperlink.
Play is a fundamental human act that has long inspired avant-garde creativity. PlayTime is an exhibition that explores the diverse approaches by which contemporary artists engage the notion of “play.”
Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 intersects with Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today in its attention to questions of technological determinism and how available technologies become materials by which to articulate things.
The Harvard Art Museums present a new installation by JODI, OXO (2018), for the Lightbox Gallery, a collaborative space for digital projects on the museums’ uppermost level.
Judith Barry worked with some of the hundreds of drone images depicting refugees fleeing their homes and seeking a new life elsewhere for a new commission for the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum's façade as part of the museum’s series of semi-annual site-specific commissions for contemporary artists.
Boston Cyberarts will host Artificial Creativity, an exhibition that explores how artists are using new tools born of artificial intelligence research to make unique new work.
Screens: Virtual Material, features work by six leading contemporary artists who are confronting how conditions of vision, belief, and behavior are affected by the presence of screens in our daily lives.
Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960-1980 includes painting, sculpture, and prints that relate to the visual language of the television screen and conditions of mass media culture, broadly.