The Arts Technologies programme at Serpentine proposes critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on advanced technologies through artistic interventions.
Challenging and reshaping the role that technologies can play in culture and society is part of Serpentine’s commitment to supporting new artistic experiments at what has now become a historical intersection. The programme initiates and supports artists in developing ambitious artworks that deploy advanced technologies as a medium, tool or topic, often operating beyond gallery walls.
The foundation of the Arts Technologies programme is located in an evolving R&D Platform that supports the development of infrastructures for ongoing artistic exploration and interrogation of advanced and emerging technologies.
Collaboration is vital to this work and in June 2o21, UCL and Serpentine announced a groundbreaking strategic partnership to facilitate innovative exchange across art, law, science and technology.
The long-term partnership brings together Serpentine’s Arts Technologies programme and UCL’s world-class research and innovation.
Researchers, artists, and curators from both institutions will work together closely on a series of cross-disciplinary projects focused on the following:
- Addressing the legal challenges that can arise in creative practices
- Exploring the metaverse (persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces) as a site for art and architectural practices
- The future of art education, including a collaboration with Slade School of Fine Art on a new Art & Tech degree at UCL East