Networked Nature from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation | Hunter Museum of American Art 7.0.33-0+deb9u12

Networked Nature from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation

On View January 26, 2024 - May 5, 2024

This fascinating exhibition features a variety of digital and new media artworks that connect guests with nature’s creative energy and the human-made environment in innovative, often interactive ways. From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to real-time software, custom algorithms, and virtual environments, the featured artworks use groundbreaking technologies to examine the impact of human-made systems on the natural environment, contemplating both the harmony and chaos of this relationship.

Using the science of organisms, communities, and ecosystems as models, the artworks featured in Networked Nature are programmed using cutting-edge technology to mimic and expand upon the natural patterns of life. Similar to how groups of trees, fungi, insects, and animals communicate through signals and vast networks, the works in this exhibition turn to biological models to imitate nature. With interactive installations and mesmerizing video works, the digital art experience puts a new spin on the natural world as we know it.

Artists include Refik Anadol, Gary Hill, Madeline Hollander, Leo Villareal, Saya Woolfalk, Carla Gannis and several others.

Click here to learn more about Networked Nature from our Chief Curator Nandini Makrandi on Scenic Roots.



Networked Nature Exhibition Opening | Thursday, January 25, 6-7:30PM

Throwback Thursday & Teen Art Show | Thursday, February 1, 4-8PM

Black Professionals @ The Hunter | Monday, February 5, 5:30-7:30PM

Art Wise: Carla Gannis | Thursday, February 15, 6-7PM

Vision + Verse: Black is the Color | Thursday, February 22, 6-7PM

Art Health & Climate Justice | Thursday, February 29, 6-7PM

Throwback Thursday | Thursday, March 7, 4-8PM

Art + Issues: Chattamatters | Thursday, March 14, 6-7PM

Immersive Fashion and Technology Experience | Thursday, March 21, 6-7PM

Mechanical Flying Birds at Reflection Riding | Saturday, March 23, 1-3PM

Throwback Thursday | Thursday, April 4, 4-8PM

Create & Sip: Zoetropes | Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30PM

Sunday Studio | Sunday, April 14, 2-4PM

Virtual Student Symposium – Technology and Identity | Saturday, April 20, 1-3PM

*Please check back monthly for updates and additional events.



This exhibition is organized by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.


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Media support generously provided by Chattanooga Times Free Press.


Image Credit: Madeline Hollander (B. 1986), Heads/Tails: Walker & Broadway 4, 2020, custom electronics (black and white, silent), LEDs, circuitry, refurbished headlights and taillights, installation: 120 x 240 inches, infinite loop.


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