'Ghosts in the Machine' Explores Technology Through Art at the New Museum
The relationship between man and machine is a fascinating subject that has been explored in countless books, films and television shows. For Ghosts in the Machine which will be on display at New Museum on July 18, that relationship will be explored in great detail via 50 years of artwork, writing and other forms of media that examine the concept of artificial intelligence.
With works taken from artists from 15 countries, the installation will collect over 70 artists' contributions, all detailing the humanization of computers and other machines. Among some of the key artists featured will be painters Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Richard Anuszkiewicz and Julian Stanczak, all of which have experimented with the concept of op art and perceptual abstraction. The exhibit will also go beyond the dimensions of painted art to include different "programmed" pieces as well as film and videos detailing the origins of particular types of technology that have now become common place today.
Living in the modern digital age, this exhibit will be offering an artistic interpretation of how we got here, and perhaps where we may be heading.
Image: 'Man, Machine and Motion' by Richard Hamilton via NYC Go