The Networked Avant-garde by Kelani Nichole
Presented as part of Currents New Media Festival
Curator Kelani Nichole gives a free public talk at SITE Santa Fe as part of the opening weekend of the Currents New Media Festival. Titled “The Networked Avant-garde,” her talk is presented by the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation in partnership with SITE Santa Fe and Currents New Media Festival. Nichole discusses how the internet has changed the way that artists produce and share work, and how experimental galleries and institutions are disrupting the infrastructure of the art world.
Kelanie Nichole is curator of TRANSFER Download, a survey of new digital art by an international roster of contemporary artists presented at Art House June 15, 2018 – May 1, 2019. The exhibition is showcased in an interactive display chamber called a hyperspace, an immersive projection area controlled by visitors who can select from a menu of artworks to view. TRANSFER Download brings together the latest generation of artists who engage with powerful technologies of 3D animation software, gaming engines, and algorithmic simulation. The exhibition opens in concert with the Currents New Media Festival (June 8 – 24, 2018) in which Art House is a participating venue.