NGV Australia announces new exhibition exploring how technology is shaping the future
29.07.2021

NGV Australia announces new exhibition exploring how technology is shaping the future

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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia has announced a new exhibition, launching on Friday August 27.

Titled Sampling the Future, the exhibition explores how technology is shaping the future.

What you need to know

  • Sampling the Future runs from August 27 until February 6 at NGV Australia
  • Entry to the exhibition is free
  • The exhibition will feature never-before-seen projects and selected works from the NGV Collection

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Showcasing works by leading experimental designers whose practices sit within the intersection of design, technology, science and philosophy, Sampling the Future questions how and why objects and structures are made.

The exhibition is split into two thematic sections: the near future, unpacking issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, and the distant future, focusing on our reliance on natural resources and the central role they’ve played in human civilisation throughout history.

Featuring works by the likes of speculative architects Roland Snooks and Leanne Zilka, Alice Springs-based designer Elliat Rich, Sydney-based duo Kyoko Hashimoto and Guy Keulemans, and Melbourne duo Georgia Nowak and Eugene Peripletchikov, the exhibition spans large-scale installations, design objects, and sound and video works.

‘Through the work of leading designers and architects, this exhibition gives audiences an exciting glimpse our many possible futures – both real and imagined,” said NGV Director, Tony Ellwood AM. 

“The designers in this exhibition are using their ideas and skills to create objects, environments and images that expand our understanding of design, as well as to raise philosophical questions about how people in a distant future might make sense of today,” he said. 

Sampling the Future runs from August 27 until February 6 at NGV Australia. Head to the NGV website for more information.