Art Critics in Agnieszka Pilat’s studio. Courtesy of the artist<br/>
© Pilat

Conversation: Agnieszka Pilat hosted by Gemma Savio

Past program
Sun 3 Dec 23, 3.45pm–4.15pm

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NGV International

Great Hall
Ground Level

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Polish born, USA-based artist Agnieszka Pilat presents a new work that continues her examination of technology’s influence on contemporary society and considers questions around AI robots as species needing care.

Pilat is known for her series of heroic portraits of technology and for paintings co-created with a quadruped robot named Spot. For Triennial, expanding her creative fascination with robots and technology, Pilat takes a step back and passes her brushes on to her AI-enabled robot apprentices, who have been trained to paint and will be creating new works over the course of the exhibition.

Pilat joins NGV Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, Gemma Savio, for a free, drop-in conversation in the NGV Great Hall, to share insights into how her work serves as a catalyst for discussions on artificial intelligence and poses the existential question of our co-existence with these new technologies.

About the speakers:

Agnieszka Pilat lives and works in New York City and in San Francisco and as a self-proclaimed machine chaser, she commutes between the east and west coasts in pursuit of emergent technologies. Pilat’s work has been featured in publications, including WIRED, Artnet, New York Magazine, and The Times of London. Pilat is currently a guest artist at Agility Robotics and at SpaceX.

Gemma Savio is Curator Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Supported by:

Auslan Triennial NGV International