Starting in January 2021, the New York artist Anton Ginzburg will begin his six-month residency at Technische Universität Dresden as the second fellowship recipient in the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden’s artist-in-residence programme. Ginzburg will follow the Viennese artist Christian Kosmas Mayer, who is the artist in residence at the Lab from September 2020 to February 2021. Together with early-career researchers at the Schaufler Kolleg@TU Dresden and through exchange with various university faculties, he will explore the lab’s first main research topic 'Artificial intelligence as factor and consequence of societal and cultural change'.
Anton Ginzburg‘s art encompasses a range of media: video, installation, sculpture, painting, and printmaking. The focus of his project at TU Dresden is an investigation of concepts of creativity and cultural labour in a historical context. Taking early modern methods of artistic practice and the legacy of 20th century modernist artistic vocabulary as a starting point, Ginzburg reflects on the current strategies of the technological mechanisation of work, such as machine learning, and their influence on contemporary artistic practices.