Artist talk with Eduardo Kac
July 10, 2013 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a talk by visiting artist Eduardo Kac on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm in room 3BC55. The talk is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Since the early 1980s, Kac has pioneered new art forms to create poetry and art that explore the limits of locality, light, language and life. He has integrated many disciplines to present an imaginative view of art’s relevance to the contemporary world, a view which has firm roots in the artist’s background in philosophy and literature. Widely recognized for his innovative work, he pioneered telecommunications art before the Web, particularly with his telepresence art. His work has progressively focused on the relationships among and between humans, machines, animals, and other life forms.
Kac‘s work explores but goes beyond human language and culture to encompass communication between all living organisms. Enchanting and intellectually stimulating, his art embodies a visionary combination of robotics, biotechnology and networking. Kac uses communication processes, biological life, and digital networks to create works that explore fundamental human experiences such as the fluidity of language, dialogical interaction and awareness of our relative place in the larger community of life.
Kac’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Exit Art and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; and Seoul Museum of Art, Korea. Kac’s work has been showcased in biennials such as Yokohama Triennial, Japan, Biennial of the End of the World, Ushuaia, Argentina, Gwangju Biennale, Korea, Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing.
His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art of Valencia, Spain, the ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, among others.
Plug In ICA’s Artist Lecture Series is generously supported by BMO Financial Group.