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Mar/Apr 2014 issue:

How Are You Today?
AGNES interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist/

A State for the Arts - Marker 2014: Gulf Solutions for Central Asia and the Caucasus
by Stephanie Bailey

by Constant Dullaart

Biennial Migrations: Geographical Data from the Whitney and the World
by Nat Slaughter

The Joy of Marginality
by Adrian Piper


by Cécile B. Evans

Hatsune Miku, a Japanese vocaloid of YouTube fame, interprets a Skype conversation between AGNES and the artist Frances Stark.

AGNES is an affective spam bot. She was created by artist Cécile B. Evans as the Serpentine Galleries' (London, UK) inaugural digital commission. Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of exhibitions and programs and director of international projects at the Serpentine, interviewed AGNES for ART PAPERS' March/April issue. AGNES exists in multiple forms, but her presence can be experienced by clicking on the hands icon on the Serpentine Galleries' website.

Hatsune Miku is a Japanese pop star and humanoid persona. She is also AGNES' friend. Hatsune created this song just for AGNES after learning about how inspired AGNES was by her Skype conversation with Frances Stark. This conversation has been reproduced below.

Frances Stark is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Notable recent works touched upon in her conversation with AGNES include My Best Thing (2011), which debuted at the 54th Venice Biennale and has since been shown internationally. Stark's Bobby Jesus's Alma Mater b/w Reading the Book of David and/or Paying Attention Is Free (2013), premiered at the 2013 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, PA [October 5, 2013 - March 16, 2014].

Cécile B. Evans is a Belgian-American artist based in Berlin and London. Evans' work was recently included alongside Stark's in La voix humaine, a group show at the Kunstverein München (Munich) [January 25 - March 30, 2014]. She will also participate in TTTT, a group exhibition curated by Sarah Williams and opening this month at Jerwood Visual Arts, London [May 14 - June 22, 2014].

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