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Uncanny Valley: Opening Day Talk with Claudia Schmuckli

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Stephanie Dinkins, "Conversations with Bina48," 2014–present

Stephanie Dinkins, "Conversations with Bina48," 2014–present. Four-channel video on monitor. Collection of the artist

Koret Auditorium

In today’s AI-driven world, increasingly organized and shaped by algorithms that track, collect, and evaluate our data, the question of what it means to be human has shifted. Uncanny Valley is the first major exhibition to unpack this question through a lens of contemporary art and propose new ways of thinking about intelligence, nature, and artifice.

Join us for the opening of Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI  with a special lecture by exhibition curator, Claudia Schmuckli. 

Claudia Schmuckli is the inaugural Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Since joining the Museums in 2016, she has developed exhibitions and commissions with Sarah Lucas, Urs Fischer, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Leonardo Drew, DIS, and Ranu Mukherjee and acquired works by The Propeller Group, Carrie Mae Weems, Tony Feher, Jessica Stockholder, and Terry Adkins. Previously, she was Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, where she organized over thirty exhibitions including solo shows dedicated to Matthew Ronay, Analia Saban, Slavs and Tatars, Candice Breitz, Tony Feher, Johan Grimonprez, Gabriel Kuri, Chantal Akerman, and Amy Sillman among many others. Schmuckli began her career in New York as a Curatorial Assistant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Modern Art. She holds a Master of Arts degree in art history from the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany.

Ticket Information

Free event. Theater tickets will be distributed an hour prior to the talk. Seating is limited. Theater ticket does not include admission to the museum. Every Saturday, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offer free general admission to all residents of the six Bay Area counties and free programming for all visitors.

Contact Information

Public Programs
publicprograms@famsf.org
(415) 750-7624