Tech Art Exhibit

The University Galleries held its first in-person exhibition in nearly two years, launching this fall Tech/Know/Future/ From Slang to Structure. The art, which explores the issues of identity, history and abstraction, was installed around campus and in gallery settings.

The exhibition, curated by Tom Leeser, director of the Art and Technology program and the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts, brings together a group of 11 diverse cross-disciplinary artists to present a critical response to technological systems within art, placing the viewer at the intersection of the past, present and future. The artists use their creative practices to establish new relationships between technology, knowledge and time through augmented reality, artificial intelligence, sound, video, textiles and works on paper.

The exhibition draws inspiration from the essay “Iconic Treatise Gothic Futurism” by the late writer, artist and musician Rammellzee, and Franco Berardi’s book After the Future.

The show is part of University Galleries Director Megan Austin’s vision to revamp the Galleries programming to focus on exhibiting new and timely work made by contemporary artists who comment on the current state of social, political and visual culture.