Art & Technology

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Alexander Graham Bell, 1989 © Courtesy of the artist & Arizona State University Art Museum
Art & Technology

Tenth Street and Mill Avenue
85287-2911 Tempe

October 20th, 2012 - January 19th, 2013

United States
Tue-Sat 11-5; 11-8, during academic semesters
video-art, sculpture


The ASU Art Museum was the first arts institution in the state to exhibit and collect new media art. This selection from the Museum’s permanent collection highlights contemporary artists working with or commenting on technology since the 1970s. Nam June Paik, one of the earliest video artists, is represented by a classic piece from 1989, Alexander Graham Bell. The sculpture references old and new technologies—power lines, phones, TVs and robots—and the resulting richness of images and information in our lives. Following Paik’s lead, the international artists in this exhibition use low- and high-tech materials to explore social and political issues, personal stories, the landscape, and the impact of the rush to new technology. 

During the course of the exhibition, the museum will be showing a series of video works in the gallery. The works are selections from Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image 2003, ASU Art Museum Collection. This anthology features leading artists in film, video and digital imagery and was assembled by The New Museum and Bick Productions. 

10/20-10/29        William Kentridge, Automatic Writing, 2:38 min
11/27-12/01        Joan Jonas, Waltz, 7:03 min        
12/04-12/08        Gary Hill, Blind Spot, 12:27 min  
12/11-12/15        Pierre Huyghe, I Jedi, 5 min                                        
12/18-12/22        Pipilotti Rist, I Want to See How You See (or a portrait of Cornelia Providoli), 4:48 min     
12/27-01/05        Isaac Julien, Encore, 4:38 min
01/08-01/12        Francis Alys, El Gringo, 4:12 min
01/15-01/19        Anri Sala, Time After Time, 5:22 min
In addition, the following works will be presented, courtesy of the artists:
10/30-11/06        Muntadas and Marshall Reese, Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012, 85 min   

11/08-11/24        Ross Birrell, Duet: Lift Me Up For I Am Dying, 2012, 20 min