YOU ARE HERE
October 11 - October 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 6-9pm
Presented by POINTER
Organized by NEW YORK ART DEPARTMENT
DJ Set by ROOFEEO
and BIG EGYPT 2020
Cocktails courtesy of SAILOR JERRY
THE HOLE - 312 Bowery NY, NY 10012
POINTER AND NEW YORK ART DEPARTMENT ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE YOU ARE HERE, A GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING THE WORKS OF TEN ARTISTS FROM VARIOUS MOVEMENTS OF NEW MEDIA ART.
Despite the exacting nature of its title—YOU ARE HERE—the exhibition’s underlying theme is randomness. More sensibility than sense, more reblogged than curated, YOU ARE HERE is an exhibition informed by Likes and unpredictably distracted web-browsing histories of never ending hyperlinked and meta-tagged content.
As it would then, the artworks brought together do not follow a concise aesthetic agenda. But as chance would have it, the artists brought together, in one form or another, all capitalize on randomness and/or imperfection to create their works of art. Some inject errors into precision tools and systems to create unpredictable results, other use precise code and high-tech apps to create chaos, while others use technological imperfections to communicate ideas. At the very least, randomness is addressed as a subject matter.
The artworks in the exhibition are a cross-section of Internet culture and the impact of technology on the type of art we consume and how we consume it.
YOU ARE HERE speaks to creativity’s inherent need of freedom at a time when we are increasingly faced with the redef- inition of freedom, the choice between it and our love of technology and the internet. With this exhibition, we have our cake and eat it too!
Big Egypt 2020, Jason Ciocci, Josh Reames, Kathy Grayson, Phillip Stearns, Rick Silva, Ryder Ripps, Thomas Pregiato, Trudy Benson, #BEENTRILL#
NEWSPRINT - YOU ARE HERE will also take shape as a large format Poster Zine, effectively freezing a point in the cultural landscape in which we find ourselves. The YOU ARE HERE Poster Zine edition will be printed on newsprint, an affordable, fragile and antiquated medium with physical properties that hardly stands the test of time. Despite these impermanent characteristics, the Poster Zine addresses the sense of ownership art collectors crave but is rare when consuming art online.
TUMBLR - YOU ARE HERE will be shown on New York Art Department’s website as a permanent TUMBLR exhibit.
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