Future Tense. Sterling Crispin

25 Jan 2020 – 11 May 2020

Special hours

10:00 – 18:00


New York
New York, United States


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Sterling Crispin’s work considers humanity's collective, unclear conclusion—specifically in the context of the exponentially accelerating advance of technology.


His central concern is the impact of this phenomenon on the human experience: psychological, physical, & social. Unlike other artists grappling with this subject matter, Crispin allows for reverence of technology itself: glimpses of uncanny beauty appear amongst each work’s sinister composition. In Crispin's words: "Technology is an extension of humanity, an embodiment of the human spirit, rather than an external force that we must mitigate. This distributed life-form, pulsing on the surface of the earth, has its own agency & agenda. I'm interested in creating new dialogues, signs, & symbols which challenge existing, contradictory narratives about the future & their consequences for the present."

Crispin received his Master of Fine Arts & Master of Science in Multimedia Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara. His work has been exhibited in museums & galleries worldwide & has been published in Frieze, Wired, BOMB, Rhizome, Creators Project, Fast Company, Der Spiegel, Der Blaue Reiter, Y-Combinator's Hacker News, & the Post Internet Survival Guide. Lectures include Stanford, NYU ITP, LACMA Art + Technology Lab, SFAQ, YouTube LA, & UCLA Art Sci Center

Exhibiting artists

Sterling Crispin


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