Innovation as Method
The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg RUS
Duration: 25.03.2018 - 03.06.2018
Event type: Group show
Curators: Dmitry Ozerkov, Victoria Kondrashova
Organizer: The State Hermitage, RDI. Creative.
Venue: St. Petersburg, RUS
The exhibition presents projects by artists who work with technological art, the Art & Science format, artificial intelligence, generative art and other current practices.
The exhibition will be presenting collaborations between artists and scientific laboratories for the first time. For example, as part of a joint project between Dmitry Gutov and the Russian Quantum Centre visitors will be able to imagine themselves as an ultra-cold atom within a quantum simulator, while the artist Pavel Pepperstein presents his collaboration with the KhimRar Centre of high technologies.
Victoria Kondrashova, CEO of the company RDI. Creative said: «Artists are always keenly sensitive to changes in society and the world and react to them. They can ‘tame’ innovations and ‘domesticate’ technologies. Responding to the questions and challenges of the day, artists employ innovative technological approaches as a tool, a technique and an occasion for ethical reflection, creating a field for communication with the viewer. At the exhibition artists working in an innovative idiom present works that examine the connections between artistic thinking, new physical materials and technological processes.»
Dmitry Ozerkov, head of the State Hermitage’s Department of Contemporary Art and head of the Hermitage 20/21 project, stated: «The title of the exhibition derives from a programmatic article by Victor Shklovsky, ‘Art as Technique’, that was published 100 years ago. It formulated some key terms for Russian formalism —technique, defamiliarization and automatization. How has the situation in art changed over the century and what terms should we be adopting today? The exhibition is intended to ask that question.»
'Content Aware Studies' installation
On the left: CAS_04 Parthenon_South_XI_3; on the right: CAS_03 Lucius_Verus
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