Agnieszka Kurant

Agnieszka Kurant

Collective Intelligence

Edited by Stefanie Hessler and Jenny Jaskey

Newly commissioned texts on the phenomenon of collective intelligence and the work of the artist Agnieszka Kurant by Anselm Franke, Caroline A. Jones, Franco (Bifo) Berardi, and others.

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Summary

Newly commissioned texts on the phenomenon of collective intelligence and the work of the artist Agnieszka Kurant by Anselm Franke, Caroline A. Jones, Franco (Bifo) Berardi, and others.

Agnieszka Kurant: Collective Intelligence explores the artist's work over the last ten years, examining her interdisciplinary practice, which focuses on collective intelligence—a phenomenon observed in bacteria, animals, social movements, internet, cities, and inside our brains—where novel forms emerge in unpredictable ways out of interactions among thousands of elements or agents in a complex system.

This book brings together newly commissioned texts by some of the most renowned thinkers in their fields: curator and writer Anselm Franke, art historian Caroline A. Jones, media theorists Jussi Parikka and Matteo Pasquinelli, anthropologists Stefan Helmreich and Tobias Rees, philosophers Rosi Braidotti, Franco (Bifo) Berardi, Manuel Delanda, and Yuk Hui, science writer Philip Ball, writers Elvia Wilk and Esther Leslie, science fiction writer Ted Chiang, and many others.

Contributors

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Monika Bakke, Franco Bifo Berrardi, Rosi Braidotti, Nicolas Bourriaud, Philip Ball, Shumon Basar, Ted Chiang, Manuel De Landa, Diedrich Diederichsen, Anselm Franke, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Graham Harman, Stefan Helmreich, Yuk Hui, Caroline Jones, Nora Khan, Esther Leslie, Matteo Pasquinelli, Jussi Parrika, Tobias Rees, Elvia Wilk

Copublished with the Berggruen Institute

Hardcover

$27.95 T ISBN: 9783956795299 400 pp. | 8.5 in x 11 in 230 color illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Stefanie Hessler

Stefanie Hessler is Director of Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway and editor and curator of the exhibition Sex Ecologies, together with Katja Aglert, artist and Professor of Art in the Gender Studies Department at Linköping University and Artistic Leader of the Seed Box in Sweden; the team of Kunsthall Trondheim (Prerna Bishnoi, Carl Martin Faurby, Katrine Elise Pedersen, and Kaja Waagen); and RAW Material Company in Senegal. Hessler curated the 17th MOMENTA Biennale in Montreal, 2021, and is the editor of Tidalectics and Prospecting Oceans, both published by the MIT Press.

Jenny Jaskey

Jenny Jaskey is the Director and Curator of the Artist's Institute, New York, where she has worked with artists including Pierre Huyghe, Carolee Schneemann, Lucy McKenzie, Haim Steinbach, and Fia Backström.