The Art Station is excited to present Player Piano, a group exhibition featuring new and previous works from 6 UK based artists, including Kara Chin, Kumbirai Makumbe, Catinca Malaimare, Emily Mulenga, Petra Szemán and Rafał Zajko, curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight. 

Player Piano is an exhibition concerned with different forms of technology, exploring the digital and physical devices that we use on a daily basis whilst considering the tools of the recent past and how human beings will function in the future. 

The title of the exhibition takes its name from the Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel of the same name, published in 1952. The novel depicts a dystopia of automation partly inspired by the author’s time working at General Electric, describing the negative impact technology can have on quality of life. The story takes place in a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers. 

05/05/23 – 02/06/23

Mon – Sat / 12 – 4 pm *

*by appointment any other time, closed Bank Holiday Mon 8th May

Opening event: Fri 5th May / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Image: Kara Chin, Awakening Ceremony, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and VITRINE 

Art Station would like to express our appreciation for funding from East Suffolk Council Events, Arts and Culture Grant (UK Shared Prosperity Fund).