Join a conversation with artist Cao Fei, featured in our current exhibition, not in, of, along, or relating to a line. Together with NYUAD Faculty member and Director of the Center of Cyber Security, Hoda AlKhzaimi, the conversation will explore the opportunities and limitations of Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool to represent humanity. Both speakers discuss their relationship to VR based on their respective backgrounds and will explore questions around empathy and human experience in their given contexts.
This program accompanies the virtual exhibition not in, of, along, or relating to a line for which the Gallery commissioned a new work from Cao Fei that includes a VR character. In the exhibition, nine artists and art collectives make visible both the restrictions and the freedoms of digital culture, and explore how identities and histories are created, transformed, or invented through our relationship with technology. Learn more about the exhibition here.
“Your Message Could Not Be Delivered” offers an opportunity to engage with the hidden world of the systems we rely on daily to communicate with one another. The individual and communal experiences of the participants as they actively participate in the installation are as much a part of the created artwork as the resultant sculptures. The visitor becomes part of the artifact.
Blane De St. Croix is a sculptor who works on the landscape of climate change. In tandem with scientific researchers, and as himself an artist-researcher, he works on site, and develops art in direct response to the land itself.