From the Archives
One would think that reality would remain constant, but as we learn and develop, reality and our experiences of it changes with us. Now on view at Site Santa Fe, More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, bring together more than 25 international artists who question the stability of reality. For our look back into the DS Archives, we bring you the 2008 exhibition at the Hirshorn Museum, The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image.
The following article was originally published on August 19, 2008 by Catherine Wagley:
Curated by Anne Ellegood and Kristen Hileman, Realism includes work by nineteen diverse artists: Candice Breitz, Matthew Buckingham, Paul Chan, Ian Charlesworth, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Kota Ezawa, Omer Fast, Pierre Huyghe, Runa Islam, Christian Jankowski, Isaac Julien, Michele Magema, Julian Rosefeldt, Corinna Schnitt, Mungo Thomson, Kerry Tribe, Francesco Vezzoli and Artur Zmijewski.
As the above video discusses, Realism highlights the cultural, historical savvy of today’s most innovative film artists, while also probing the unique technological capacity film has to question what’s “real.” The exhibition continues through September.