Join artist Salome Asega for a conversation about what’s at stake when works of art are reproduced as images and copies. Artist Morehshin Allahyari and Robert Kastler, MoMA’s director of Imaging and Visual Resources, will join Asega to discuss how reproductions of art both reflect and affect social and cultural values. How does producing and circulating reproductions create opportunities for audiences? What harm does it do?
Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in Brooklyn. She is currently a Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program, and is director of partnerships at POWRPLNT, a collaborative digital art lab in Brooklyn. Asega has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, the New Museum, the Laundromat Project, and Recess. She has exhibited and given presentations at the Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Asega received her MFA in design and technology from Parsons at the New School, where she also teaches.
Morehshin Allahyari is a media artist and activist who uses computer modeling, 3-D scanning, and digital fabrication techniques to explore the intersection of art and activism.
Robert Kastler is the director of Imaging and Visual Resources at The Museum of Modern Art, and has been with the Museum for 14 years. Kastler has been in the field of cultural heritage imaging for the past 20 years, including the Smithsonian’s first mass-scale digital imaging project for the National Museum of the American Indian. He is a moderator of ImageMuse, which has over 1,000 cultural heritage imaging members worldwide. He holds an MFA from Ohio State University, where he also taught for five years.
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