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Art
Ian Cheng
February 2017
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Starting Apr 09, 2017
22-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-784-2084
Nearest Subways
G at 21 St
E,G,M,7 at Court Sq-23 St
E,G,M,7 at Court Sq
7 at Hunters Point Av
7 at Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av
High School
MoMA PS1 will present Ian Cheng’s (b. 1984) first U.S. museum solo presentation, featuring the artist’s complete Emissary trilogy (2015-2017), a series of three live simulation video works dedicated to the history of cognitive evolution. These works ask us to imagine technology not as a subordinate reflection of our own minds, but as a tool to model a non-anthropomorphic vision of history and consciousness. Using an engine for developing video games, Emissary is made up of open-ended animations with no fixed outcome or narrative—a format Cheng calls live simulation. The trilogy was recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art.
When:
April 9, 2017 - September 25, 2017
Normal Venue Hours:Thursday - Monday 12pm - 6 pm
Normal Venue Hours: Thu.-Mon. noon-6 pm
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