The New Social Environment#760
Aria Dean: Abattoir, U.S.A.!
Featuring Dean and McKenzie Wark, with K Allado-McDowell
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Artist Aria Dean joins Rail contributor McKenzie Wark for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by K Allado-McDowell.
In this talk
Visit Aria Dean: Abattoir, U.S.A.!, on view at The Renaissance Society through April 16, 2023 →
New York-based artist and writer Aria Dean has created a multi-platform body of work based in trenchant critiques of representational systems. In February 2023, she opened a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions and performances include REDCAT, Los Angeles (2021); Greene Naftali, New York (2021); Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva (2019), among others. Significant group shows include the Whitney Biennial: Quiet As It’s Kept (2022); the Hammer Museum’s biennial Made in L.A. 2020: a version (2021); the Institute of Contemporary Art, The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2019); Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2019); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2018); and the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017), among others.
McKenzie Wark is the author of Reverse Cowgirl (Semiotexte), among other things. Her book Raving was published this year by Duke University Press.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have K Allado-McDowell reading.
K Allado-McDowell is a writer, speaker, and musician. They are the author, with GPT-3, of the books Pharmako-AI, Amor Cringe, and Air Age Blueprint, and are co-editor of The Atlas of Anomalous AI. They created the neuro-opera Song of the Ambassadors, and record and release music under the name Qenric. K established the Artists + Machine Intelligence program at Google AI. They are a conference speaker, educator and consultant to think-tanks and institutions seeking to align their work with deeper traditions of human understanding. K’s work has been covered by The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other publications. K has spoken at New Museum, Tate, Serpentine Gallery, and many other venues, and has taught at SCI-Arc, Strelka, and IAAC.
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