Skip to Main Content

Skawennati (Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), born Canada). Becoming Sky Woman, 2016. Production still from the machinima video She Falls for Ages, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Educators' Workshop—Because of the Internet: Exploring Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art

Thursday, November 4, 2021 ● 4 pm
6 pm

$10 / $5 for Albright-Knox members
Albright-Knox Northland

Join us for discussion, curriculum connections, and activities inspired by the special exhibition Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art. The works on view bring together a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives.

Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will begin the workshop with a guided tour through the exhibition. Ryan’s expertise in time-based media and intimate knowledge of trends in contemporary digital art will provide inspiration for classroom learning.

School and Docent Programs Coordinator Lindsay Kranz will then run a discussion and in-gallery activity for how to use these artworks as a catalyst for student-centered learning. After exploring curriculum connections, the workshop will continue with a hands-on art activity to support lesson plan development.

Registration

Space is limited; registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online or call 716.270.8292. 

About the Exhibition

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art brings together a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives. The exhibition includes projects that span the last three decades, ranging from software-based and internet art to animated videos, bioart experiments, digital games, and 3-D printed sculptures. Together, these works explore the aesthetic and social potential of emerging technologies.

Exhibition Sponsors

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art is made possible through the generosity of Aleron Group, Mr. Charles E. Balbach, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta.

Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage Technology Integration.

The Albright-Knox’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Albright-Knox Northland Sponsor

Albright-Knox Northland is supported by M&T Bank.

Back to Top