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Waiting for the Update Opening Reception 
Tuesday, November 7th
Duke Hall Gallery Court | 5-7:30pm

Artist Talk by Material Girls 
Tuesday, November 7th
Duke Hall Gallery Court | 5:30pm

Artist Talk by Ariane Loze
Tuesday, November 14th
Zoom (Register) | 9:45am

Artist Talk and Performance by Bahareh Khoshooee 
Wednesday, November 29th
Zoom (Register) | 6:30pm

Waiting for the Update
On AI and Emotion
November 7 - December 7, 2023

The upcoming Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art exhibition Waiting for the Update will open on November 7th and run until December 7th, 2023. Waiting for the Update brings together multiple artists who examine artificial intelligence and emotional labor issues within our digital surveillance culture. AI has become a significant question in contemporary art as human emotions online are increasingly turned into monetized datasets sold by data brokers.

In exploring the often-debilitating impacts of new digital technologies on human emotions and relations, Material Girls, Bahareh Khoshooee, and Ariane Loze resist the hollowing out of the personal into data devoid of social bonds.  Waiting for the Update engages viewers in a consideration of the emerging relationship between AI and humans. 

Photography by Tom Cogill, 2023.
Views and positions expressed in exhibitions are those of the artists and do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of the university.

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art
James Madison University
820 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Hours - Academic Year Only
Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Phone  /  (540) 568-6918
Email  /  dukehallgallery@jmu.edu
During gallery events, parking is available at Mason Street Deck on JMU’s campus.
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art is an active contemporary art space that elevates the historical understanding of art while fostering new experimental and theoretical directions in art. It is a space where many communities come together to focus on crafting better possible futures. Art breaks barriers, and the Duke Hall Gallery is a nexus for contemporary creativity, discussion, and change.

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