Conversations | Intersections in Art: A Tribute to Nam June Paik with Sasha Stiles and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Art Basel Miami Beach 2023, December 8
How do artistic kinships develop? Conceived and hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, ‘Intersections in Art’ brings together practitioners across art forms. Artist, poet, and AI researcher Sasha Stiles joins Obrist to discuss the lasting influence of Nam June Paik and his ideas on technology’s boundless potential for creative exchange. The talk includes an introduction by James Voorhies, curator of ‘Nam June Paik: The Miami Years’ at The Bass Museum of Art.
Curated in collaboration with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Serpentine.
Sasha Stiles, artist, poet, and researcher, New York
Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine, London
Sasha Stiles is a poet, language artist, and AI researcher whose work probes what it means to be human in a nearly post-human era. She is a pioneer of generative literature and blockchain poetics, author of Technelegy (2021), and cofounder of theVERSEverse (a poetry NFT gallery). Her work has been published and exhibited around the world, featured by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Christie’s, Artforum, and Literary Hub, and recognized by the Future Art Awards, the Lumen Prize, and others. Stiles has served as Poetry Mentor to the AI humanoid BINA48 since 2018.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of Serpentine, London and Senior Advisor at LUMA Arles. Prior to this, he was the curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show ‘World Soup: The Kitchen Show’ in 1991, he has curated more than 350 exhibitions.
James Voorhies is curator, editor, and art historian based in Miami Beach and New York City. He is the curator of The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Voorhies is the author of Postsensual Aesthetics: On the Logic of the Curatorial (2023) and Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as Critical Form since 1968 (2017), both published by MIT Press. He holds a PhD in Modern and contemporary art history from the Ohio State University.
The Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 Conversations program was curated by Emily Butler.
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