Symposium | Art and the Connected Future | NGV International

art and connected future banner‘The blog is the modern drawing… It gives the most information: it shows my complete surroundings’ – Ai Weiwei

‘I want to be a machine’ – Andy Warhol

Our worldview is increasingly mediated by digital technology. How do leading innovators think it might also impact on our creativity?

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei innovators of their age, push boundaries between culture and technology – Warhol through film, television and publishing, and Ai through social media networks that use art to engage with global social and political issues.

Inspired by the artistic practices of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, share in the discussion of how we make and experience art alongside rapid changes in technology.

What might the future of art look like?

Speakers include: Ben Davis, National Art Critic, artnet News, New York City; Tom Uglow, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab, Sydney; Simon Crerar, Founding Editor, BuzzFeed, Australia; Max Delany, Artistic Director, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Dr Kathy Cleland, Director, Digital Cultures Program, The University of Sydney; Seb Chan, CXO, ACMI, Melbourne; Dr Hugh Davies, Senior Lecturer, Media Screen and Sound, La Trobe University, Melbourne; Sarah Kenderdine, Deputy Director, National Institute of Experimental Arts, Sydney; Fee Plumley, Artist, Nomadic (Australia Mostly); Leisa Shelton, Artist, Melbourne

See full bios on the NGV website.

Date: Sat 16 Apr, 10.15am–5pm (Exhibition viewing from 9-10am)

Cost $70A / $56M / $64 C (Includes Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition entry)

Book via the NGV website:

Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International