Wed June 23 - Sun June 27, 2021

Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI

In today's AI-driven world, increasingly organized and shaped by algorithms that track, collect, and evaluate our data, the question of what it means to be human has shifted. Uncanny Valley is the first major exhibition to unpack this question through a lens of contemporary art and propose new ways of thinking about intelligence, nature, and artifice.


Artists and Collectives On View

Zach Blas
Ian Cheng
Simon Denny
Stephanie Dinkins
Forensic Architecture
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Pierre Huyghe
Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann
Agnieszka Kurant
Lawrence Lek
Trevor Paglen
Hito Steyerl
Martine Syms
Zairja Collective

Image Credit: Zach Blas, "The Doors," 2019. Installation view from "Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI," de Young, San Francisco, 2020. Co-commissioned by Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Germany; de Young Museum, USA; and Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands. Courtesy of the artist. Image © Gary Sexton Photography
In today's AI-driven world, increasingly organized and shaped by algorithms that track, collect, and evaluate our data, the question of what it means to be human has shifted. Uncanny Valley is the first major exhibition to unpack this question through a lens of contemporary art and propose new ways of thinking about intelligence, nature, and artifice.


Artists and Collectives On View

Zach Blas
Ian Cheng
Simon Denny
Stephanie Dinkins
Forensic Architecture
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Pierre Huyghe
Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann
Agnieszka Kurant
Lawrence Lek
Trevor Paglen
Hito Steyerl
Martine Syms
Zairja Collective

Image Credit: Zach Blas, "The Doors," 2019. Installation view from "Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI," de Young, San Francisco, 2020. Co-commissioned by Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Germany; de Young Museum, USA; and Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands. Courtesy of the artist. Image © Gary Sexton Photography
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  • Wed Jun 23 (9:30am - 5:15pm)
  • Thu Jun 24 (9:30am - 5:15pm)
  • Fri Jun 25 (9:30am - 5:15pm)
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