Friday, 08 Feb 2008: “Nextcity” at the New Museum
It’s my great pleasure to invite you all to “Nextcity: The Art of the Possible,” an evening I’ve been asked to curate at the New Museum on Friday evening the eighth of February, as part of Rhizome‘s New Silent Series.
I’ve taken the opportunity to invite Stamen Design, J. Meejin Yoon, and Christian Nold to come and present some of their work here in New York – work that I feel illuminates some of the most important challenges we face in imagining the cities in which we’ll spend the balance of our lives.
As I put it for the obligatory blurb: “Emergent digital technologies are rapidly changing both the face of our cities and our daily experience of them, whether invoked in the production of architectural form, the representation of urban space, or our interface to the locative and other services newly available there…Dynamic maps update in real time; garments and spaces deform in response to environmental, biological and even psychological conditions. We find our very emotions made visible, public, and persistently retrievable. And somewhere along the way, we find our notions of public space, participation, and what it means to be urban undergoing the most profound sort of change.”
It will be wonderful to get these emerging talents all up on one stage, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes of their engagement with one another. So please do come and join us: this is something you really will not want to miss.