Art, Technology, and Humanism – Webinar with Tereza Teklić (KONTEJNER / CONTAINER)

Tuesday / 02.02.2021 /  6:00pm  

As part of this seminar, we got acquainted with the curatorial practice of the Zagreb collective Kontejner. Their work is based on progressive contemporary art, which explores the role and importance of science, technology, and the body in our society, emphasizing provocative, fascinating, and intriguing subjects that society perceives as taboo. The discussion was based on the text of media theorist Boris Groys Art, Technology, and Humanism. It states: „The artistic practices and discourses of the classical avant-garde were in a certain way prefigurations of the conditions under which our second,  self-produced, artificial bodies exist in the contemporary media world. The elements of these bodies – artworks, books, films, photos – circulate globally in a dispersed form.”