Sat 16 Apr, 10.30am–5pm
Exhibition viewing 9–10am and 5–9pm

‘The blog is the modern drawing… It gives the most information: it shows my complete surroundings’ – Ai Weiwei

‘I want to be a machine’ – Andy Warhol

Our worldview is increasingly mediated by digital technology. How do leading innovators think it might also impact on our creativity?

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei innovators of their age, push boundaries between culture and technology – Warhol through film, television and publishing, and Ai through social media networks that use art to engage with global social and political issues.

Inspired by the artistic practices of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, share in the discussion of how we make and experience art alongside rapid changes in technology.

What might the future of art look like?

Cost $70A / $56M / $64 C
(Includes Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition entry)

Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
Optional exhibition viewings 9–10am & 5–9pm
Symposium program 10.15am–5pm

Art & the Connected Future Program

Session one

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei: Taking on Technology

Max Delany and Dr Hugh Davies

Session two

Keynote – Digital Art and Danger

Ben Davis

Session three

Technically Speaking: Art, Artists and Audiences

Fee Plumley, Dr Kathy Cleland, Ben Davis, Seb Chan and moderator Simon Crerar

Session four

Keynote - Creativity in the Digital Age: Pushing the Boundaries of Digital Tools

Tom Uglow

Session five

Imagining a Future for Art: Problems, Priorities and Potential

Prof Sarah Kenderdine, Tom Uglow, Ben Davis, Leisa Shelton and moderator Simon Crerar