RAM | Rethinking Art & Machine at THEMUSEUM


THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is currently host to an exciting exhibit called RAM | Rethinking Art & Machine that features the work of artists who explore relationships between art and various technologies. Ongoing until January 22, the exhibit includes works by such world-renowned innovators as Jim Campbell, George Legrady, Manfred Mohr, Alan Rath, David Rokeby, Daniel Rozin and Peter Vogel.

I haven’t been to see the exhibit yet, but the RAM website promises an interactive experience, in which a wide range of work from each artist allows the audience to view connections between technological development and societal change through the lens of each artist’s personal vision. Not to mention, you get a chance to see some really unique, exciting, award-winning pieces from international artists whose work has been exhibited in such venues as the Venice Bienniale, Musee d’Art Moderne (Paris), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and various others.

David Rokeby, Dark Matter, 2010

David Rokeby, Dark Matter, 2010

Curator Marla Wasser, President of Pursuits, a consulting company specializing in art advisory, has created RAM as an original exhibition for THEMUSEUM. This is the second collaboration between Marla and THEMUSEUM, the first being the highly acclaimed Andy Warhol exhibit that debuted last year.

If you’re thinking of visiting the exhibit, consider taking advantage of the opportunity I’ve pasted below: a lecture by ROM Director and CEO Janet Carding that also gets you access to RAM.

Museums in the 21st Century: Developing new ways to be at the heart of Communities with Janet Carding, Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum
Wednesday November 30th | 6:30pm
This presentation will discuss how the Royal Ontario Museum plans to transform its relationship with its visitors and users – a transformation that will be as significant as the recent physical changes at the ROM. As we move into the second decade of the 21st century, how do museums intrigue and inspire in the age of social media, participation and community engagement?

Tickets are $7.50 plus tax and includes admission to RAM | Rethinking Art & Machine (this exhibition will be open before the talk beginning at 5:30pm as well as after the talk).

There are several more upcoming lectures scheduled to take place over the course of the exhibit. You can purchase tickets and find more information about upcoming talks in the RAM Speaker Series on THEMUSEUM website.