The New Social Environment#760

Aria Dean: Abattoir, U.S.A.!

Featuring Dean and McKenzie Wark, with K Allado-McDowell


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Aria Dean joins Rail contributor McKenzie Wark for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by K Allado-McDowell.

In this talk

Visit Aria Dean: Abattoir, U.S.A.!, on view at The Renaissance Society through April 16, 2023 →

Aria Dean

Photo of Aria Dean
New York-based artist and writer Aria Dean has created a multi-platform body of work based in trenchant critiques of representational systems. In February 2023, she opened a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions and performances include REDCAT, Los Angeles (2021); Greene Naftali, New York (2021); Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva (2019), among others. Significant group shows include the Whitney Biennial: Quiet As It’s Kept (2022); the Hammer Museum’s biennial Made in L.A. 2020: a version (2021); the Institute of Contemporary Art, The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2019); Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2019); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2018); and the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017), among others.

McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark
Photo credit: Z. Walsh
McKenzie Wark is the author of Reverse Cowgirl (Semiotexte), among other things. Her book Raving was published this year by Duke University Press.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have K Allado-McDowell reading.

K Allado-McDowell

Photo of K Allado-McDowell
K Allado-McDowell is a writer, speaker, and musician. They are the author, with GPT-3, of the books Pharmako-AI, Amor Cringe, and Air Age Blueprint, and are co-editor of The Atlas of Anomalous AI. They created the neuro-opera Song of the Ambassadors, and record and release music under the name Qenric. K established the Artists + Machine Intelligence program at Google AI. They are a conference speaker, educator and consultant to think-tanks and institutions seeking to align their work with deeper traditions of human understanding. K’s work has been covered by The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other publications. K has spoken at New Museum, Tate, Serpentine Gallery, and many other venues, and has taught at SCI-Arc, Strelka, and IAAC.

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