2021 A Space Odyssey Monolith: Memory as Virus – Beyond the New Dark Age

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Two decades on from the setting of Stanley Kubrick’s epic science fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, this exhibition challenges 9 artists to consider the themes of the movie as they relate to modern-day society. The technological revolutions that have occurred since the release of the movie in 1968 provide a very different framework for viewing the central themes of the film, such as artificial intelligence, space travel, and artificial evolution. Their work poses questions about our future and our understanding of our past, especially in the face of the pandemic and climate change. As you might expect, a diverse array of works have been inspired by the concept of artists such as Anish Kapoor, Mariko Mori and James Bridle.

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