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Henrik Olesen's "The Body is a Machine" from 2010
Ghosts In The Machine

Opening at the New Museum in July 2012, "Ghosts in the Machine" surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. Occupying the Museum's three main galleries, the exhibition examines artists' embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences.

International in scope, the exhibition spans more than fifty years and incorporates works by contemporary artists. The works assembled trace the complex historical passage from the mechanical to the optical to the virtual, looking at the ways in which humans have projected anthropomorphic behaviors onto machines that have become progressively more human. In place of a traditional, chronological approach, "Ghosts in the Machine" is conceived as an encyclopedic cabinet of wonders: bringing together an array of artworks and non-art objects to create an unsystematic archive of man's attempt to reconcile the organic and the mechanical.

The installation at the New Museum will include artists, writers, and visionaries whose works have explored the fears and aspirations generated by the technology of their time. [New Museum]

The "Ghosts in The Machine" exhibit opens today (7/18) at the New Museum and lasts through the end of September. To help commemorate the opening, the Museum has scheduled a pair of events to coincide with its centralized theme, the first of which is a discussion between artist Otto Piene and curator Massimiliano Gioni tonight (7/18).

The second and final event will feature a performance from eclectic alternative hip hop crew Anti-Pop Consortium. Look for the Beans-less crew (he's no longer listed as a member on their Facebook fan page) to take to the New Museum on July 27th, tickets are on sale.

Before that, High Priest of Antipop will perform at the New Museum's Block Party which happens Saturday (7/21) in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Also performing are Chris Giarmo/Boys Don't Fight, Yvonne Meier and Sxip Shirey. The block party goes from noon - 5PM and all attendees get free admission to the New Museum that evening.

Details on some of the participating artists and events scheduled for the exhibit are below.

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