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Boris Magrini

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Boris Magrini (PhD) is curator at HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). He organizes exhibitions, workshops and talk series that foster transdisciplinary dialogues between the arts and the sciences. Curated shows include »Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature« (HeK, Basel, 2018), »Hydra Project« (Sonnenstube, Lugano, 2016), »Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues« (ETH, Zurich, 2015–2016) and »Mutamenti« (Bellinzona, 2007). Some of his recent publications include: »Alternative Visions: Human Futures«, in Transdiscourse 2 – Turbulence and Reconstruction, edited by Jill Scott (Berlin: De Gruyter 2016) and »Hackteria: An Example of Neomodern Activism« (Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2014). His recent book »Confronting the Machine: An Enquiry into the Subversive Drives of Computer-Generated Art« (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2017) offers an unconventional perspective on digital art and its relation to technology and the society.

Presentation for the Open Conference »Art and Artificial Intelligence«

Boris Magrini will present and discuss the exhibition »Entangled Realities«, co-curated with Sabine Himmelsbach and currently on show at HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). A specific focus of the exhibition lies on how AI effects our perception of reality as well as its use as an artistic tool that brings forth new and unexpected visual worlds and artifacts.


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