Exhibition curator Amy L. Powell will engage colleagues in a discussion about the implications of the work presented by contemporary Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne at Krannert Art Museum.
This discussion will feature Anita Say Chan, associate professor of Media and Cinema Studies, affiliated faculty at the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the Illinois Informatics Institute, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and the Collaborative for Cultual Heritage Management and Policy, and author of Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures and the Myth of Digital Universalism (MIT Press, 2014).
Also taking part in the conversation will be artist Ben Grosser, Assistant Professor of New Media in the School of Art + Design, co-founder of the Critical Technology Studies Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and affiliated faculty at the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the Illinois Informatics Institute. Grosser’s research focuses on the cultural, social, and political effects of software; his projects have included Safebook (2018), Facebook Demetricator (2012–present), Twitter, Demetricator (2018–present), Go Rando (2017), Touching Software (2016), Tracing You (2015), and ScareMail (2013).
Krannert Art Museum exhibitions are made possible in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship is co-sponsored by Culture Ireland and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois. The production of The Redaction Trilogy and other works in the exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon. The exhibition’s public programs are supported by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, and Krannert Art Museum.