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Agnieszka Kurant

Polish-born Agnieszka Kurant (1978) lives and works in New York. A conceptual artist, her creations address the themes of collective intelligence, the exploitation of capitalism, work and creativity. In particular, Kurant examines how systems (economic, social or political) influence distinctions between concepts we commonly oppose (nature/culture, fiction/reality, life/non-life).


Her new series, Sentimentite, takes a striking, even disturbing, look at digital and geological (immaterial/tangible) capitalism through the prism of a synthesis of millions of people and their hitherto invisible emotions. Beyond this, the artist addresses the concept of plural subjectivity.

Agnieszka Kurant's work can be found in some of the world's most important collections, including those of MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, the Fondazione Sandretto di Rebaudengo and the Centre Pompidou.

The Sentimentite series takes the form of 100 exceptional geological shapes.

Inspired by 100 historical events described by the artist as seismic for our society, they are processed through the prism of millions of human reactions, themselves gathered on the Twitter and Reddit platforms.

Divided into 10 chapters, these events are revolutions, ruptures and dreams of the future.

The allegory to geology is not trivial. Just as a seismic event impacts stone, these historical events have shaped our society and our emotions towards them.

Sentimentite 23/100



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