The Met’s encyclopedic collection traces the evolution of art-making devices and technological advances that have fueled artistic movements over the last five thousand years. From primitive tools to the printing press and the camera obscura, human beings have utilized the techniques at their disposal to make great works of art. Recently, a new medium has emerged in contemporary art, and has found its way from artists’ studios to galleries and museums—digital art.
Spectrum is proud to host a panel discussion at the Met on this topic, with the goal of offering a unique and important perspective on artworks made with the technology of our time. A Met curator, three artists, and a digital-art expert will share their work and thoughts on the topic.
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Mia Fineman, Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Julia Kaganskiy, Director, New Museum’s Incubator for Art, Technology, and Design
Cory Arcangel, post-conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, New York
Carla Gannis, artist and Assistant Chair of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Clement Valla, artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York
Recorded February 28, 2014
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