ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2018
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Hintere Zollamtsstraße 17 / 3. Stock, A-1030 Wien
„WRITING / CURATING / ARTMAKING: A Triangular Practice“
In this talk Mohammad Salemy addresses his triangular practice in which he combines writing (theory, fiction and theory fiction), curating (both art and knowledge) and artmaking (algorithms, film, video and and installation). While presenting his current projects, and his research interests (the history and development of networked computers, planetary computational infrastructure and Artificial Intelligence) he explains how the hybridity between these practices and mediums have the potential for creating new forms of knowledges.
Mohammad Salemy is a Canadian artist, critic, and curator who holds an MA in critical curatorial studies from the University of British Columbia. He has shown his works in Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works 7 (Beirut) and Witte de With (Rotterdam). His writings have been published in e-flux, Flash Art, Third Rail, and Brooklyn Rail, and he has curated exhibitions at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Access Gallery, and Satellite Gallery in Vancouver as well as Transit Display in Prague. In 2014, he organized the Incredible Machines conference. Salemy’s curatorial experiment “For Machine Use Only” was included in the 11th edition of Gwangju Biennale (2016). He currently co-organizes the education programs of The New Centre for Research & Practice.