Wang Shang at "Still Human", Rubell Family Collection Museum

Still Human

December 6, 2017 - August 25, 2018

Still Human confronts the complex consequences of the digital revolution and recent technological developments as they redefine the human condition. Twenty-five artists working across a range of mediums address concerns related to artificial intelligence, biotechnology, bioethics, planned obsolescence, desire as mediated by technology, surveillance, social justice, and virtual existence. 

Is there perhaps something in the universe that cannot be reduced to data? Suppose non-conscious algorithms could eventually outperform conscious intelligence in all known data-processing tasks -- what, if anything, would be lost by replacing conscious intelligence with superior non-conscious algorithms?   
--Yuval Noah Harari

Exhibition view

All images courtesy Rubell Family Collection

About Wang Shang

Wang Shang (b. 1984, Beijing) currently lives and works in Beijing. Wang Shang is an artist and certified gemologist, whose work examines the convergence of art, geology, and natural history. He graduated from Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. Upon graduation, he founded his own brand, the eponymous S.H.A.N.G. This has allowed Wang Shang work between these two fields in order to explore their possibilities and differences. Solo exhibitions include Art Basel in Basel, Basel (2017);