The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21

Continuing on from last week's post, in which we explored shifting trends within the world of art, our latest Weekly Stripe focuses on the ever-increasing role technology plays in contemporary art and design.

The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21

Ai-Da, a robotic artist has sold more than $1million worth of her work. This leads us to think about the definition of art. Following museums’ reopening, Ai-Da will have her exhibition this May at the London Design Museum.

The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21

A recent partnership between Hyundai Motor and Rhizome of the New Museum aims to showcase leading digital art globally. Their debut exhibition World on a Wire drew attention to simulation technology and questioned the distinction between reality and representation within a hybrid environment online and in Hyundai Motor studio in Beijing.

The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21

TeamLab, an artist collective formed in Japan, refers to themselves as “Ultra-technologists” and specialises in creating immersive art experiences. The upcoming exhibition TeamLab Reconnect collaborates with TikTok and pushes the boundary of visual arts to a holistic sensational journey with a sauna experience.

The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21

Cyborg artist Moon Ribas challenges the perception of human senses. She feels the vibration of the earthquake through a sensor in her body to inspire her choreography practice. Colour-blind artist Neil Harbisson, on the other hand, uses technology to “hear” colours.

The Weekly Stripe – 16.04.21

Remembering one of the most provocative fashion shows, Alexander McQueen’s collection No.13 in 1999, the runway showcased how humans work with robots to create a performance art piece.