The Metropolitan Museum of Art's encyclopedic collection traces the evolution of art-making devices and technological advancements that have fueled artistic movements over the last five thousand years. From primitive tools to the printing press and the camera obscura, human beings have utilized the techniques at their disposal to make great works of art. Recently a new medium emerged in contemporary art that has found its way into galleries, auction houses, and museums—digital art.
Spectrum was proud to host a panel discussion at the Met on this topic, with the goal of offering a unique and important perspective on artworks made with the technology of our time. A Met curator, three artists, and a digital-art expert shared their work and thoughts on the topic. Beer, wine, and light snacks were also served.
Mia Fineman, Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, MMA
Julia Kaganskiy, Director, New Museum's Incubator for Art, Technology, and Design
Cory Arcangel, post-conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, New York
Carla Gannis, artist and Assistant Chair of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Clement Valla, artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York
Above: Jim Campbell (American, born 1956). Motion and Rest #2, 2002. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Henry Nias Foundation Inc. Gift, 2004 (2004.105) © Jim Campbell