SOULS & MACHINES. Digital art & new media
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
Albert Einstein, Mein Weltbild,1934
The exhibition Machines & Souls. Digital Art and New Media explores the convergence between science, art, technology and society at the beginning of the twenty-first century to reflect on the transformations that underlie the practices carried out by the artists that are part of this exhibition. The collection includes the work of 17 artists who have the use of digital technology as a tool in common, along with a long and distinguished artistic career.
The exhibition’s purpose is to draw a map that guides one on a journey through the main conceptual strategies and directions that shape today’s hybrid territory of new media. Through areas such as robotics, software art and social network tools, information display or biotechnologies, approaches emerge such as the new dimensions of identity, public interaction with artistic creation, privacy and the monitoring of a connected society, as well as the transformation of the notions on ownership and collaboration, or fascination for reproducing the mechanisms of life and intelligence.
Montxo Algora i José Luis de Vicente
Theo Jansen, John Maeda, Sachiko Kodama, Evru (Zush), Ben Rubin, David Byrne, Chico McMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works, Paul Friedlander, Daniel Rozin, Daniel Canogar, Vuk Cosic, Pierre Huyghe, Harun Farocki, Antoni Muntadas, Antoni Abad & Natalie Jeremijenko
MNCARS, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain
SOULS & MACHINES
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