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Artists are unraveling the intertwined partnership of human and machine in the exhibition “Ghost in the Machine,” which opened today in New York. Fittingly part of the programming at SuperRare’s pop-up gallery in SoHo, the corporeal presentation of crypto art—open through August 20—features the work of 17 creators whose practices are exploratory of the threshold between physical and digital art.
Co-curated by Mika Bar-On Nesher and An Rong, the presentation considers the advancements in art and technology and the conversation between the two fields throughout history—a relationship which, after decades of new technologies, inventions, and refinement, has culminated in the present-day with the ability to make art that quite literally transcends space and time. The show includes work by artists like Claire Silver, Brendan Dawes, IX Shells, Yura Miron, Sasha Stiles, Zak Krevitt, Karan, Noah Kocher, Jesse Woolston, Joe Pease, Ram Han, Anna Vieux, LIA, Linda Dounia Rebeiz, Manoloide, Quasimondo, and Kjetil Golid.
“The machines we created are haunted by us, much of our lives are encoded into them in the form of data,” said Bar-On Nesher. “When given a place to create, or even speak with that data, what does it reflect back to us? ‘Ghost in the Machine’ is a study of the mysterious and ever-entwined relationship between humans and their machines.”
Viewers will find digitally-anchored works spanning areas like AI, generative art, glitch painting, and even poetry. Encouraging dialogue on the complexities that come along with humankind’s creation of and dependence on technology, “Ghost in the Machine” features works like Han’s fluorescent embrace titled Kiss, a colorful work titled vvttmmnn by the generative artist Manoloide, andDawes’s Cinema Redux, an innovative cinematic generative piece.