On today’s show we are visiting with Salome Asega, a true multihyphenate who not only leads New Inc, the New Museum’s incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design, and technology, but who has also maintained a vibrant artistic practice all throughout the years that her career as an arts administrator has been thriving. This might be due to the fact that when you look at Salome’s work as a professional, it really is just an extension of her work as an artist — delightfully speculative, collaborative, participatory, critical of technology’s role in society, and in many ways engaged with questions of expanding access and inclusion. In our chat we hear about Salome’s hijinks as a teen growing up in Las Vegas, pretending to window shop in high end shops and casinos so that she could sneak glimpses at the Marilyn Minter and James Turrell installations. We delve deep into Salome’s participatory and community oriented artistic practice, and we also hear about her role in co-founding POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick.
Links from the conversation with Salome
> Demo 2023: https://www.demo2023.org/
> Iyapo Repository: http://www.salome.zone/iyapo-repository
> POWRPLNT: https://www.powrplnt.org/
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