Episode Two: Tishan Hsu and Ryan Inouye
Photo: Sean Eaton
Episode two explores the cognitive and physical effects of technology with Tishan Hsu, an artist whose work examines the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence, and Ryan Inouye, associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International.
Tishan Hsu (b. 1951, Boston, MA; lives in New York, NY) has been probing the cognitive as well as physical effects of transformative technological advances on our lives since the mid-1980s. Through the use of unusual materials, software tools, and innovative fabrication techniques, his enigmatic paintings and sculptures explore and manifest poetic new ways to engage and reimagine the human body. A survey exhibition of his work, Liquid Circuit (2020), was organized by the SculptureCenter, New York, where it was on view following its first iteration at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Other recent exhibitions include the 13th Gwangju Biennale, Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning; and his first solo exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, titled skin-screen-grass. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; High Museum, Atlanta; Terra Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, among others. He was a professor of visual arts at Sarah Lawrence College and a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Harvard University.
Ryan Inouye is associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International. He served most recently as senior curator at Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where he curated exhibitions and co-organized the 2018 edition of the March Meeting, an annual program that explores developments in culture through contemporary art. Previously, he served as associate curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (2014–2015) and held curatorial posts at the New Museum in New York, focusing on the 2012 New Museum Triennial and Museum as Hub initiative, as well as at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Inouye received an MRes from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.