Ian Cheng

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PublisherSculptureCenter2012
A Disagreeable Object brings together 20 artists who employ and borrow from the methods and artistic practices that the Surrealists developed in the first half of the century. This is not an exhaustive survey, nor an attempt to re-consider our understanding of Surrealism as an historical movement. Rather, the exhibition offers a view of contemporary sculpture identifying influences and attitudes that have filtered through decades of cultural production. The works in A Disagreeable Object respond to a decidedly contemporary context…
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PublishersSerpentineMetis Suns2016
Bad Corgi is a little mindfulness app about refusing to eradicate stress and anxiety, and instead learning to exercise those bad feeling feelings. You are Bad Corgi, a dwarfish demon pup sometimes possessed by You. – Undertake impossible herding exercises – Wreck local biomes – Lose control of Bad Corgi and learn to love this feeling – Contemplate both the vulgar and the joyful dimensions of corgi herding life with equanimity – New exercises added every sometimes Features: – 3 one-minute exercises to amplify your distressed mood, and more coming – amazing dynamic herd simulation – simple touch controls – dynamic loss of control – secret characters to herd – secret behaviors to ...
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PublisherSerpentine2021
The ​art world​, as it is known today, can be understood as an enormous ecosystem. Or, more accurately, as a series of ecosystems, incorporating artists, cultural institutions, funders, collectors and many others. This publication series is intended for those with an interest in the development of future art ecosystems. Each issue will provide strategic analysis and recommendations in areas where new actors and processes are emerging. This inaugural issue of FAE focuses on practices that artists are developing in their work with advanced technologies and the new infrastructure being built around these practices. The view presented here is based on the ...
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PublisherGlass Bead2017
The first issue of the journal was dedicated to repositioning art in the landscape of reason. This issue is focused on the fabric of reason itself, and to the ways in which it is currently altered by the emergence of artificial intelligence. While the capacities of thought are being externalized in machines that increasingly mirror human intelligence, the question of the technical artifactuality of mind and its political ramifications becomes particularly pressing. For us, far from being limited to the computational instantiation of intelligence, understanding the politics of these developments in artificialintelligence requires acknowledging that mind has always been artifactual. Site 1: Logic ...
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Halmos is a collaborative distribution platform and diachronic publisher. It has facilitated new writing and works by numerous artists including Pamela Rosenkranz, Sam Lewitt, Tobias Madison, Dexter Sinister, Mark von Schlegell, Ed Atkins and many others. Halmos projects have been exhibited at the ICA Philadelphia; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; the Museum of Art and Design, NY; Miguel Abreu, NY; Artists Space, NY; Hessel Museum of Art, NY; and Art in General, NY.
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PublisherHalmos2015
“You who listen to me are in a better position to judge about the French Revolution than I am. Your descendants will be even in a better position than you, for they will learn what you think I think, and yet another intermediate will be added to the chain. And in time…there will come a generation…which will see the French Revolution not as it happened, nor as they would like it to have happened, but as it would have happened, had it taken place in the days of the Machine.” E.M. Forster wrote his one work of dystopian science fiction, The ...
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PublisherZer0 Books2021
Small Gods deconstructs the mythology of the drone: as soothing sound, aerial spy, and killing machine. When we say ‘drone technology,’ we can mean the tanpura, a plucked-string instrument originating in 16th century India, or the Gorgon Stare, an aerial surveillance technology designed by the US military – and evoke competing notions of terror and transcendence. Small Gods leans into this ambiguity. As each chapter focuses on the work of an artist with a unique understanding of ‘the drone’, the book illuminates myriad facets of these entangled technological entities. Opening with William Basinki’s first glimpse of the ash-clouds of 9/11 – ...

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