Jun 22nd 2012

aybe it is ridiculous to worry that technology will take over. On the other hand, maybe it already has? Robots Will Keep Us as Pets aims to initiate a discussion about the very manual, haptic aspects of painting and the complex personal exchanges that go along with it. The exhibition grew out of a series of meetings with Andreas Fischer that often centered on his process-based, dialectical practice that involves working and reworking canvases while at the same time maintaining multiple conversations with other makers. Combining a continuum of skilled manipulation to silent knowledge, and an interest in the products of reciprocal relationships, the artists of Robots Will Keep Us as Pets each assert their own particular version of human intimacy. These affinities for the personal, obsessive and communal aspects of painting create openings for collective introspection that just might keep the robots from taking over.

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