ISCP TalkJuly 25, 2023, 6–7:30pm
Curators at Work: Yen-Yi Lee with Zhenzhen Qi
For this Curators at Work, ISCP curator-in-residence Yen-Yi Lee will discuss her research with Brooklyn-based artist and researcher Zhenzhen Qi. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Lee will reflect on automation, economic structures, and how they impact society and asks “Can art and culture navigate obstacles by glitching the system? When patterns appear without centralized planning, we call it Emergence.” Zhenzhen Qi will be speaking about emergence in physical and virtual worlds, and introducing its connection to Uncomputable and Collective Intelligence.
Yen-Yi Lee is a curator based in Taipei, Taiwan. Her ongoing curatorial research focuses on failure and risk management. She is the founder of the contemporary art zine, HAGAI HUAKAI and co-founder of SYNERGY festival. With a focus on art and technology, she curated exhibitions at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Taipei Digital Art Festival, Digital Art Center, Taiwan; and Open Space Bae, South Korea, among others. Lee’s residency at ISCP is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.
Zhenzhen Qi is a researcher, artist and technologist from China, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2014, she has taught interactive media, web, and game development courses at Cooper Union, New York University, Columbia University, City University of New York (CUNY), and Guangzhou Academy of Art (GAFA). She has been a member of NEW INC and a resident of Eyebeam and Pioneer Works. Zhenzhen is a candidate for Doctor of Education (EdD) at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, researching software simulation as a mode of collective re-making and un-looping.
This program is supported, in part, by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Sherrill Collection of American Art Foundation; South Arts; James Rosenquist Foundation; Joseph Robert Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a
A staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.
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