The Rubin is transforming. Read important updates from our Executive Director.

Is nostalgia a vice of the aged or a tool to recalibrate our feelings about the present? Peering at our past through rose-tinted glasses, we can often let the fondness for our memories shade our desire to move forward. Artist Shezad Dawood, whose work is currently in the galleries as a part of the exhibition A Lost Future, uses nostalgia of place to develop virtual future realities. Dawood is joined by neuroscientist Leah Kelly to further explore nonlinear narratives and the negative and positive influences of nostalgia.

Want to see more Brainwave programs live at the Rubin? Browse all events in the series here.

A Lost Future: Shezad Dawood/The Otolith Group/Matti Braun is supported by Rasika and Girish Reddy, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support has been provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Akhoury Foundation, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund.