IS Meet Out: Thursday, January 25
144 West 14th Street
Science Peer Fellows Rachel Gottlieb and Marina Delgado lead out this exhibit visit and pizza to discuss it after the outing. Please join us for the fantastic exhibit of 18 artists curated by Madeline Schwartzman, author of See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception and See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded. The exhibit is open through February 17, 2018. Note, that there is a panel and design jam at 6:30pm (See below for tour and panel info- they will be joining the panel at 6:30pm after the candidate job talks for the department)
Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents See Yourself E(x)ist, an exhibition that looks at the future of humans and nature—at our poetic and futile attempts at agency, and our absurd productive efforts to control. The exhibition presents incidences of human interaction—with animals, insects, leaves, trees, earth, and time—that yield extraordinary artifacts, engineered forms of hope, and objects of power. They’ve taken the form of robots, videos, paintings, sculptures, and interactive objects. The art acknowledges the elegance of futility, the strangeness of attempts at permanence, and the absurdity of technological advances.
See Yourself E(x)ist features work from eighteen artists including painters, jewelry and clothing designers, mixed media, and installation artists that address our human future in nature and our inevitable transformation, evolution, and decay.
Artists and designers include: Nobumichi Asai, Alan Berliner, Michael Candy, Fantich & Young, Kathryn Fleming, Gijs Gieskes, Lee Griggs, Ann Hamilton, Dorry Hsu, John Jerard, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Lorenzo Oggiano, Jaime Pitarch, Andrew Quitmeyer, Madeline Schwartzman, and Allan Wexler.
Monday–Saturday 11–6, Thursday until 8
Closed on federal holidays and between exhibitions
Two special events in conjunction with the exhibition See Yourself E(x)ist
6:00 – 6:30 PM, Gallery tour and book launch.
See Yourself E(x)ist curator, Madeline Schwartzman, will lead visitors through the exhibition and sign copies of her newly released book See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2017)
6:30 PM, See Yourself Design the Future, discussion, drawing and design jam (room 213 adjacent to the gallery)
How can we use technology to take us to a more ethical and sustainable future? Madeline Schwartzman will moderate a discussion with future thinkers who will jam and riff on ideas from the panel and audience. Guest illustrators will be on hand to illustrate the imaginings.
Alan Berliner is an independent filmmaker and artist.
Kathryn Fleming is a multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology. d speculate about the future potential of human and animal evolution.
Fiona Raby is Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at Parsons: The New School for Design, and a Fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought (GIDEST) at The New School for Social Research (NSSR).
Madeline Schwartzman, curator, is a New York City writer, filmmaker and architect whose work explores human narratives and the human sensorium through social art, book writing, curating and experimental video making.