Playing Games, University College London 2016

Speakers include: David Joselit, Kerstin Stakemeier, Jesse Darling, Wenny Teo, Rózsa Zita Farkas, Giulia Smith, Saelan Twerdy

Coinciding with the major exhibition Electronic Superhighway at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, this one-day symposium brings together artists, art historians and curators to critically engage with the relationships between art and the Internet from the last five years. Often grouped around the much-contested term ‘post-Internet art’, this young generation of artists has received unprecedented critical attention in recent years as the subject of multiple museum exhibitions, panel discussions and articles in the art press. As scholarly work in this field begins to emerge, this event brings together new and established voices to address some of the most pressing questions concerning the relationships between art, technology and society. Taking the ambiguous politics of ‘play’ as its starting point, this symposium seeks to open up existing debates around medium, performance and labour to explore mimicry and wordplay, seriousness and subversion, and gendered and queer spaces.

Organised by Briony Fer & Cadence Kinsey

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