This summer we were thrilled to be invited to the Los Angeles studio of cutting edge media & data artist Refik Anadol. Located in the Silver Lake area on the east side of LA, the studio is accessed from a small side door. Step inside and you're immediately enveloped by a sleek white space with 20ft ceilings, desks dotted with enormous computer screens, a brand new projector and great Mid-century modern furniture.Read More
Art X Tech
Each year Rhizome presents Seven-on-Seven a conference that pairs seven leading artists with seven luminary technologists, and challenges them to make something new together – be it an application, artwork, provocation, or whatever they imagine. They unveil their creations, and discuss their process, at an intimate public event in NYC at the New Museum.
- Miranda July (artist, filmmaker, writer) and Paul Ford (writer and Cofounder, Postlight)
- Jennifer Steinkamp (artist) and Rana el Kaliouby (Founder, Affectiva)
- Trisha Baga (artist) and Mike Woods (Founder, White Rabbit VR)
- Junglepussy (rapper) and Jenna Wortham (Staff Writer, the New York Times)
- Hito Steyerl (artist) and Grant Olney Passmore (Cofounder, Aesthetic Integration) Ingrid Burrington (artist) and Meredith Whittaker (Founder, Google Open Source Research Group)
- Claire L. Evans (artist and writer) and Tracy Chou (Software Engineer, Pinterest)
Rhizome is an art and technology organization based on the internet, and an affiliate organization of the New Museum. It supports contemporary art to create richer and more critical digital cultures, through programs online and off – including commissions, exhibitions, events, an online journal, and an archive of over 2000 born digital artworks.
Seven on Seven
Presented by Rhizome, the Seven on Seven conference pairs seven leading artists with seven luminary technologists, and challenges them to make something new together – be it an application, artwork, provocation, or whatever they imagine. They unveil their creations, and discuss their process, at this intimate public event.
Earlier this year, Niio Co-Founder Oren Moshe had an opportunity to visit and participate in UNPAINTED lab 3.0 in Munich, Germany, a unique art fair featuring 40 international digital artist organized by artistic director Annette Doms in collaboration with New York curator Nate Hitchcock, Co-Founder of East Hampton Shed and former Co-Curator of Rhizome (NY). Oren had the opportunity to join colleagues Chris Fitzpatrick (Director Kunstverein Munich), Nate Hitchcock (Co-Curator, UNPAINTED, New York), Ioannis Christoforakos (Collector, Athens) & VT ArtSalon (Taiwan) on the stage for a panel discussion about "The Impact of Digital Media on Our Real World."
Fair participants included international curators and thought leaders, art collectors, gallerists, and artists, as well as an interdisciplinary team, who understand the challenges of these new art forms. It's fair to say that all were "united by a love of art, innovation and the changing times".
Some personal snaps from the weekend: