Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century
17 Mar - 15 Jun 2019
With a number of recent acquisitions and large-scale installations never before shown at the Museum, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of techniques and media, from live digital simulation to 3-D printing, magnetic resonance imaging, industrial vacuum-formed plastic, and ultrasound gel. Among the featured artists in the exhibition are Josephine Pryde (born 1967, United Kingdom), Anicka Yi (born 1971, South Korea), Seth Price (born 1973, East Jerusalem), and Basim Magdy (born 1977, Egypt). Their art revels in the weird and unexpected, giving rise to hybrid constellations of things, bodies, and data.
At a time when technology seems utterly smooth and weightless—composed of invisible waves, wireless signals, abstract codes—the works included in New Order highlight the uneasy coexistence of intelligent networks and raw material, the virtual and the physical, the fabricated and the readymade. In this way, the artists in the exhibition confront the fundamental paradoxes of cultural production and technological power in the 21st century.
New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century is organized by Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, with Lina Kavaliunas, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture.
The exhibition is supported by the Annual Exhibition Fund with major contributions from the Estate of Ralph L. Riehle, Alice and Tom Tisch, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Brett and Daniel Sundheim, Karen and Gary Winnick, The Marella and Giovanni Agnelli Fund for Exhibitions, and Oya and Bülent Eczacıbaşı.