Lisson Gallery

'Difference Engine'

New York, 29 June – 7 August 2018

'Difference Engine'

Lisson Gallery presents 'Difference Engine', an exhibition curated by Cory Arcangel and Tina Kukielski. 

Emerging from two poles—the machine’s mechanistic logic on the one hand and the fetishistic objectivity of surrealism at the other—the works in 'Difference Engine' explore the art of contradiction. 

André Breton’s surrealist doctrine of objective chance drew inspiration from a now well-known, singular quote by the young poet Comte de Lautréamont who tragically died at the age of twenty-four: “The chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” Difference Engine explores a similar conceit, ripe with the undercurrents of our twenty-first century technological narcissism set in stark contrast to its utopian possibilities. 

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504 West 24th Street
New York

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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