Virtual Enterprises: Artist Presentations
Friday, April 15
10:00am – 4:00pm
9:45am: Coffee service
10am-12:30pm: Welcome and Panel 1 with artists Rachel de Joode, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne M. Winterling
12:30pm-2pm: Lunch break
2pm-4pm: Panel 2 with artists Cayetano Ferrer, Florian Meisenberg, and Sondra Perry
Presentations by artists Rachel de Joode, Cayetano Ferrer, Florian Meisenberg, Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne M. Winterling
Introductions by curators Alex Klein (ICA) and Milena Høgsberg (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway)
Co-moderated by Penn History of Art PhD students Iggy Cortez, Charlotte Ickes, Marina Isgro, and Roksana Filipowska
This two-day session brings together artists, curators, scholars, and musicians to delve into and discuss the questions posed by the virtual within contemporary art and visual culture. Although “virtual reality” might conjure associations from a dated landscape of cybernetic theory and early computer animation, “virtuality” has seemingly never been more present, both in physical space and online experience. From journalism to cinema, architecture to art, and from video games to the military industrial complex, the terms and technologies of the virtual are evolving in new and previously unimagined ways in which binaries such as the analog and the digital are no longer sufficient.
On Friday, April 15 we will reconvene with artists Rachel de Joode, Cayetano Ferrer, Florian Meisenberg, Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne M. Winterling to discuss how the virtual, in both a critical and material sense, is being theorized and deployed by contemporary practitioners. Drawing on King’s scholarship, the invited artists have been asked to reflect on how the virtual functions not just within the space of the otherworldly, but as rooted in a temporal and embodied lived experience.
Organized in collaboration with the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway.
Advance registration suggested.
The event is made possible in part by the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Programming in Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.
Cayetano FerrerFlorian MeisenbergRachel de JoodeSondra PerrySusanne M. WinterlingJacolby Satterwhite