International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 28, Technology's Awakening: Francis Fukuyama, Ray Bradbury, Aaron Swartz, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, Monster of Frankenstein, Ray Kurzweil, 2016
72 3/4 x 159 x 118 in
International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 26, Before the Beginning: Stephen Hawking, 2016
Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York) will present International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation, Configuration 28, Technology's Awakening by Goshka Macuga (born 1967, Warsaw, Poland). Part of an ongoing, large-scale sculptural series, the work imagines an encounter between a wide-ranging group of thinkers. Taking the original Institute of the same name, which was founded in the 1920s as an intellectual advisory body to the United Nations, as a starting point, the series spans histories and numerous disciplines, including artists, philosophers, mathematicians, and spiritualists – all of whom have influenced our understanding of the complexities of human nature. Each configuration in turn proposes a trans-historical conversation between those who have contributed to similar topics of thought across various moments in time.
Goshka Macuga is presented by Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York).