EXHIBITIONS / Cybernetics of the Poor

18 December, 2020 - 28 March, 2021
Kunsthalle Wien, Viena
Curated:
Diedrich Diederichsen y Oier Etxeberria

Cybernetics of the Poor examines the relationship between art and cybernetics and their intersections in the past and present. From the late 1940s on, the term cybernetics began to be used to describe self-regulating systems that measure, anticipate, and react in order to intervene in changing conditions. Initially relevant mostly in the fields of administration, planning, and criminology, and early ecology, under digital capitalism cybernetics has become an economic factor (see: big data). In such a cybernetic totality art must respond to a new situation: as a cybernetics of the poor.

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