In recent years, the contours of a new contemporary art movement have begun to emerge, forged in reaction to the ideologies of Silicon Valley, the platforming and globalization of culture, and technologies of power like artificial intelligence, photorealistic computer-generated images, and virtual and augmented reality. These "Simulists" simultaneously embrace and subvert technology as their means of interrogation–expressing humanist, nonbinary, and decolonized futures. Curated by Kelani Nichole and featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, LaTurbo Avedon, Meriem Bennani, Snow Yunxue Fu, Claudia Hart, Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Tabita Rezaire, and Lu Yang, the exhibition explores identity, the body, and the politics of technology. Virtual space is inhabited with queer bodies and cultural identity is reclaimed through subversive uses of technology. The boundaries of technology and the body are blurred, as are the lines between author, image, and copy. Possible futures emerge as the layers of simulation that mediate contemporary culture are revealed.
Venue: Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St Map
Kelli O'Hara Sings Barber at David Geffen Hall
- Sep 19 Wed | 7:30 pm
Jaap van Zweden conducts Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a nostalgic recollection of a time of innocence in small-town America, rapturously sung by Tony Award–winning Broadway sensation Kelli O'Hara, and a...
Mawaan Rizwan at Union Hall
Thu | Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8PM
This event is 21 and over **PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection. *Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice. Mawaan ...
Teen Tech Time at Clarendon Branch Library
Thu | 3PM – 5PM
Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment....