As part of the Connected by art initiative and following the closure of our physical spaces in October, we're offering you an online guided tour of our exhibition presented at the PHI Centre during the summer season.
The video capture of Emergence & Convergence was produced for the Ars Electronica Festival, a world-class event dedicated to arts and technologies, showcasing digital works by renowned artists.
Taking place — mostly online — from September 9 to 13 2020, PHI participated in one of the virtual gardens by presenting its exhibition Emergence & Convergence.
PHI also presented a discussion moderated by the Curator and Executive Director of the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, Cheryl Sim. She was joined by artists George Fok, Katherine Melançon and Moritz Wehrmann.
Emergence & Convergence brings together works that contemplate the space between the self, digital technology, the built environment, and the natural world. It focuses on the effects of confinement on our collective consciousness. How has this experience of hardship forced us to re-evaluate our priorities and values as a global community? How has it contributed to a renewed connection with nature? The works in this exhibition propose complex explorations of a future in which the fusion of nature and technology could become a new ecology.
"Emergence & Convergence is an invitation to immerse ourselves in an exhibition which investigates our humanity in relationship with our planet and all living beings. Following months of confinement, we are confronted with a chance to re-evaluate our values and consider how the future might reveal itself."
-Phoebe Greenberg, founder and director of PHI