Carola Bonfili, 3412 Kafka, 2017, video still, 6’30”, VR, sound project by Francesco Fonassi, 3D graphics by Imago, produced by Smart - polo per l’arte
At the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy, LOW FORM. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a lens into how global artists are adapting to and perceiving technology. The exhibition attracted visitors from all over the world throughout its run from October 20, 2018 to February 24, 2019.
Carola Bonfili, 3412 Kafka, 2017, (detail) concrete, wood, PVC, 20x180x170 cm, ph. Francesco Basileo courtesy Smart - polo per l’arte
The exhibition as a whole questioned how far the relationship between man and machine can go in an era of breakneck speeds and evolving technology. Moreover, LOW FORM. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence implemented immersive multimedia, advanced virtual reality technology, and dozens of multisensory displays.
Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, the project included an exhibition, a publication, and a series of conferences. The exhibition featured artworks by 16 international artists, including Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, Carola Bonfili, Ian Cheng, Cécile B. Evans, Pakui Hardware, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen, Trevor Paglen, Agnieszka Polska, Jon Rafman, Lorenzo Senni, Avery K Singer, Cheyney Thompson, Luca Trevisani, Anna Uddenberg, and Emilio Vavarella. Many of their works have been separately exhibited in many other highly-reputed institutions, such as MoMA, the New Museum in New York, and the Serpentine Gallery in London.