Artist Talk | Katherine Behar

Image courtesy of the artist.

WHEN: Tue, Nov. 10, 2019 | 1 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre,  Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts),
Calgary, AB.

Kurtis Lesick, the School of Critical and Creative Studies & Media Arts are excited to present Katherine Behar. In Backups: Art and Technology at the Edge of Obsolescence, spanning automated labour, mandated obsolescence, big data, and machine learning,  Behar sets object-oriented feminism into practice in her art and writing with a focus on how digital culture constantly generates alternative copies or “backups” to minimize risk. Her work connects feminist and antiracist post-colonial histories with a wave of new theories that grapple with the nonhuman object world.

About the artist

Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist whose works exploring gender and labor in contemporary digital culture have appeared throughout North America and Europe. Pera Museum in Istanbul presented a comprehensive survey exhibition and catalog, Katherine Behar: Data's Entry | Veri Girişi, in 2016. Additional solo exhibitions include Katherine Behar: Anonymous Autonomous (2018), Katherine Behar: E-Waste (2014, catalog/traveling), and numerous others collaborating as "Disorientalism." Behar is the editor of Object-Oriented Feminism, coeditor of And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art, and author of Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity. She is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College, CUNY

This talk is free and open to the public