NEW YORK, NY.- SuperRare
, the largest decentralized platform dedicated to original cryptoart, announces Ghost in the Machine, an exhibition featuring 17 digital artists exploring the liminal space between physical and digital practices. Curated by SuperRares Mika Bar-On Nesher and An Rong, the exhibition is the fifth exhibition at the SuperRare gallery pop-up in SoHo, on view August 4 - August 20, 2022.
The machines we created are haunted by us, much of our lives are encoded into them in the form of data, states Bar-On Nesher. When given a place to create, or even speak with that data, what does it reflect back to us? Ghost in the Machine, is a study of the mysterious and ever-entwined relationship between humans and their machines.
SuperRare Gallery will exhibit artists creating at the forefront the digital art revolution. By exploring a variety of dimensions to the human-machine partnership, these artists are challenging the very constructs that define what constitutes art. While their works originate in different artistic traditions and philosophies such as generative art, AI, poetry, and glitch painting, every artist in the show is a celebrated pioneer in the crypto art movement. A few of the artists exhibited include IX Shells, Ram Han, Anna Vieux, and Brendan Dawes, whose groundbreaking generative work Cinema Redux, which creates a single visual distillation of an entire film, like a cinematic fingerprint, was acquired into the MoMas main collection in 2008.
Historically art and technology have catalyzed one another; when looking at the transformation of painting practices following the development of projection technology, or the invention of recording devices that allowed artists to encapsulate a temporal moment of music into something graspable that can be at once treasured, owned, and replayed by people all over the world. The synthesis of art and technology has the ability to transcend the fabric of time and space. Art, like technology, can deconstruct social codes that rule our day to day perception; both possess the potential to cause a disruption to the realms of what we imagine possible.
Featured artists include: Claire Silver, Brendan Dawes, IX Shells, Yura Miron, Sasha Stiles, Zak Krevitt, Karan, Noah Kocher, Jesse Woolston, Joe Pease, Ram Han, Anna Vieux, LIA, Linda Dounia Rebeiz, Manoloide, Quasimondo, Kjetil Golid.