December 14, 2015 - New Museum - 2016 Art and Technology events
December 14, 2015

New Museum

Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Dean Kaufman.

2016 Art and Technology events

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
USA

www.newmuseum.org

January 30: Open Score: Art and Technology 2016
The New Museum and Rhizome will copresent Open Score: Art and Technology 2016, the inaugural edition of an annual conference that will explore some of the most pressing questions the art world faces in light of how technology is transforming culture.

March 5: Conference on Virtual Reality
NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology, and Kill Screen, a video game arts and culture company, will copresent Versions: Conference on Virtual Reality, a major event highlighting some of the most compelling ideas in the field of VR.

May 14: Seven on Seven
The 2016 schedule of major art and technology–focused conferences at the New Museum will wrap up with Rhizome’s acclaimed Seven on Seven conference, which convenes pairs of artists and technologists and challenges them to create something new.  

 

Open Score: Art and Technology, a new annual conference copresented by New Museum and Rhizome
January 30, 2–6pm
New Museum Theater

Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, announces the inauguration of Open Score, an annual art and technology conference copresented by the New Museum and Rhizome. Exploring the state of art and technology today, the conference will convene luminary artists, curators, researchers, and writers to discuss how technology is transforming culture. The first edition, Open Score: Art and Technology 2016, will take place in the New Museum Theater on January 30, 2016, from 2 to 6pm and is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Open Score is organized by Lauren Cornell, Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives, the New Museum, and Michael Connor, Artistic Director of Rhizome, with Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator, the New Museum.

The inaugural edition of Open Score will consider how artists are responding to new conditions of surveillance and hypervisibility; how social media’s mass creativity interfaces with branding and identity for individual artists; how the quality and texture of art criticism is evolving in a digital age; and what the future of internet art might be in light of a broader assimilation of digital technologies.

Since its founding in 1977, the New Museum has led the conversation about art and technology and has played a crucial role in supporting digital practices—from launching its affiliation with Rhizome in 2003 and establishing NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator, in 2014, to releasing Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, a definitive critical anthology on the evolution of art and the internet, and appointing Lauren Cornell to the new position of Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives, in 2015.

Supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Open Score: Art and Technology 2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the groundbreaking initiative Experiments in Art and Technology. The conference’s title is taken from Rauschenberg’s live performance Open Score during one of E.A.T.’s most iconic events, “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering.”


Schedule & ticketing information:

Please visit newmuseum.org for more conference details and to purchase tickets for the event.
Full conference pass
Single session pass: first session / second session

2pm: Opening remarks by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, the New Museum

2:10pm: Introduction to first session by Michael Connor, Artistic Director, Rhizome, and Lauren Cornell, Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives, the New Museum

2:15pm: Generation You
Speakers: Jacob Ciocci, artist; Simon Denny, artist; Juliana Huxtable, artist; and Cathy Park Hong, poet; Moderator: Andrew Durbin, poet and writer

3:15pm: Liking and Critiquing
Speakers: Brian Droitcour, writer and Associate Editor, Art in America; Kimberly Drew, Founder, Black Contemporary Art, and author of @museummammy; Michelle Kuo, Editor in Chief, Artforum International; Laura McLean-Ferris, writer and curator; and Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York magazine; Moderator: Ed Halter, writer and co-founder, Light Industry

4pm: Introduction to second session by Zachary Kaplan, Executive Director, Rhizome

4:15pm: Art in an Overseen World
Speakers: Simone Browne, Associate Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin; Adrian Chen, writer and researcher; Rob Horning, writer, Marginal Utility, and Editor, the New Inquiry; and Emily Segal, co-founder, K-HOLE; Moderator: Lauren Cornell, Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives, the New Museum

5:15pm: The Future of Internet Art
Speakers: Constant Dullaart, artist and winner of the Rhizome Prix Net Art; Shawné Michaelain Holloway, artist; Peter Russo, Director, Triple Canopy; and Colin Self, artist; Moderator: Michael Connor, Artistic Director, Rhizome

Versions: Conference on Virtual Reality, copresented by NEW INC and Kill Screen
March 5
New Museum Theater

NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology, will copresent a three-part event with Kill Screen, a video game arts and culture company, highlighting some of the most compelling ideas in the field of VR (virtual reality). The day will include presentations of genre-defining experiences and experiments by artists, filmmakers, and game designers; critical conversations about VR’s past, present, and future from leading practitioners, theorists, and researchers; as well as a day of workshops and tutorials to help introduce new creators to this emerging medium. The conference is organized by Julia Kaganskiy, Director, NEW INC, and Jamin Warren, Founder, Kill Screen. For more information, please visit newmuseum.org.

Seven on Seven, presented by Rhizome
May 14

With Rhizome’s twentieth anniversary and the next edition of its annual flagship art-meets-tech conference, Seven on Seven, occurring in 2016, there could be no better moment for the New Museum and Rhizome to signal the future of art and technology. Seven on Seven brings together luminaries from art and technology to engage in creative collaborations. This distinctive platform asks participants to make something—a prototype, an artwork, or whatever they imagine—and then present it at a major conference. Having catalyzed performance, apps, literature, and even a start-up, Seven on Seven challenges disciplinary boundaries and provokes sharp conversations about digital culture. For more information on Seven on Seven, please visit rhizome.org.


Support
Open Score: Art and Technology 2016 is made possible by the generous lead support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Additional support for Rhizome's public programs is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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