The Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Arts at James Madison University opened a new exhibition, Waiting for the Update, today.
An opening reception is being held tonight from 5-7:30 p.m. An artist talk will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Additional online talks will be held with Ariana Loze on Nov. 14 at 9:45 a.m. and with Bahareh Khoshooee on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition brings together artists from around the world whose diverse work focuses on issues of artificial intelligence, human emotion and digital surveillance culture.
Waiting for the Update considers AI issues through various mediums and representations.
The artists are known as the Material Girls. a collective of five people, as well as Bahareh Kohshooee and Ariane Loze.
With diverse perspectives, each artist works to connect her own experiences with those of collective society in her medium. These mediums range from video and online performances to installation, each containing the common thread of resisting the automation and depersonalization of society due to AI.
The gallery is free to all guests. The gallery is located at 820 S. Main St. in Harrisonburg.
The Waiting for the Update exhibit runs through Dec. 7.
For more information and gallery hours, visit jmu.edu/dukehallgallery