Talk: “Brave New World: Art and Technology between Utopia and Dystopia”
This discussion session will focus on the effects of new communication technologies and the increasing digitalization of contemporary art, using selected examples as a point of reference. What role does art play in power redistribution, particularly in the charged area between immediacy and media mediation, real presence and absence? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these recent developments, and how do they manifest in the cultural debate? How do contemporary artists use, criticize and reflect the greatest innovations of our time?
Julie Boukobza, Paris, Natalia Sielewicz, Warsaw, and Ben Vickers, London, in conversation
Moderator: Angela Stief, curator and art critic, Vienna