KELANI NICHOLE: THE NETWORKED AVANT-GARDE
Kelani Nichole will discuss a fundamental paradigm shift in contemporary art – the bifurcation of scarcity and authenticity. The talk will provide examples of how the internet has changed the way that artists produce and share work, reach new audiences, and find financial support. In addition, Nichole will discuss how experimental galleries and institutions are disrupting the infrastructure of the art world. Since 2013, Kelani Nichole has supported artists working with computer-based practices through TRANSFER, an exhibition space in Brooklyn exploring the friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation. She is the Director of The Current, a non-profit museum that collects contemporary media art that examines technology’s impact on the human condition.
TUESDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES | An acclaimed weekly lecture series brings in artists, designers, and critical theorists from around the world, broadening the students’ experiential base and complementing local offerings. All lectures and exhibitions are open to the general public free of charge. Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be held in the Art Building, Room #133, from 5-6pm.
Date(s) - September 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm