June 1 - Sep 6 2018
Friday June 1st, 6pm - 8pm
(Floor 5, Jackson Pollock Room)
Welcome to The Age of the Algorithm. A world in which automated processes are no longer simply tools at our disposal, but the single greatest omnipresent force currently shaping our world. For the most part, they remain unseen. Going about their business, mimicking human behavior and making decisions based on statistical analysis of what they ‘think’ is right. If the role of art in society is to incite reflection and ask questions about the state of our world, can algorithms be a part of determining and defining people’s artistic and cultural values? MoMAR presents a series of eight pieces created by David Kraftsow’s YouTube Artifact Bot.
About the artist
David Kraftsow is a programmer and artist based in New York. His recent work focuses on generative art. His projects have been exhibited internationally at The Tate Modern, The Museum of the Moving Image, Babycastles, Electric Objects, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, and a yoga studio in Park City with DJ A-Trak. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including Wired, The Atlantic, NHK Television and Entertainment Weekly.
Also, Pee-Wee Herman and Coolio have tweeted about his work.
MoMAR is located in the former Jackson Pollock room, The Estée and Joseph H. Lauder Gallery on the 5th floor. We chose the room for two significant reasons. Firstly, it is part of the permanent collection and used to remain unchanged within the walls of the museum. Secondly, it has a bench.
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