The talk looks at how the art market still revolves around visual artefacts produced as one-offs or in limited editions, and bearing traces of the artist’s hand. At the same time, it presents the question of how we increasingly consume art digitally – whether through search engine queries, online databases, or through photographic documentation. Is visual art guilty of repressing its relationship to new technology? Does its attachment to the aura of obsolete media (such as analog film, slide projections and archival installations) mean that visual art itself is soon to become outmoded?
The talk will be hosted by Spring Workshop, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.