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A bag of beliefs: A Moderna Museet/Art Initiative symposium on art and technology with Ian Cheng

Welcome to a symposium with the artist Ian Cheng and Roberto Verganti, Professor in Leadership and Innovation, together with SSE students Paula Vega and Claire Holm Chow and Isak Nilson from SSE Art Initiative. Saturday January, 11, 14-15.30, 2020 at Moderna museet.

Hear Ian Cheng talk about his ground-breaking work with digital ecologies and simulations. After the presentation, Ian Cheng and his collaborator Veronica So meet in conversation. A panel with Paula Vega, Claire Holm Chow and Roberto Verganti from the Stockholm School of Economics will discuss will discuss how Cheng’s artistic practice and BOB can inform us about society and economy.

Programme

14.00: Introduction

Welcome: Karin Malmquist, curator Moderna Museet. Introduction: Isak Nilson, Research Fellow at SSE and Director of SSE Art Initiative.

14.05: Presentation by Ian Cheng on his artistic practice

Ian Cheng will discuss his ground-breaking work with digital ecologies and simulations of infinite duration.

14.30: How we made ”BOB (Bag of Beliefs)”

A talk with artist Ian Cheng and producer Veronica So. Moderator: Lars Bang Larsen, curator of ”Mud Muses”.

15.00–15.30: Panel

The discussion continues with the addition of a panel, comprised of Paula Vega, Claire Holm Chow and Roberto Verganti from the Stockholm School of Economics, followed by questions from the audience.

About the participants

Ian Cheng is an artist based in New York. He has exhibited widely including solo presentations at MoMA PS1, New York; Serpentine Galleries, London; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin; Venice Biennale, Venice; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art; New York; Hirshhorn Museum; Washington DC; Tate Modern, London; Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk; Sculpture Center, New York.

Veronica So is a producer and writer working across fine art, technology, animation and gaming. So is currently producing an animated miniseries by Cheng called ”Life After BOB”, exploring the transformation of human life scripts in an era of artificial intelligence.

Lars Bang Larsen, curator of ”Mud Muses – A Rant About Technology”, is a writer, teacher, and adjunct curator of international art at Moderna Museet.

Paula Vega is the president of SASSE Art Division, and a student at Stockholm School of Economics.

Claire Holm Chow is a curator at SASSE Art Division, and a student at Stockholm School of Economics.

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, where he directs the ”Leadin’Lab”, the laboratory for LEADership, Design and innovation.

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