Posts Tagged ‘New Media’

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia at BAMPFA

Barry Shapiro. Handmade Houses, early 1970s; digital image converted from 35mm slide. Courtesy of the Barry Shapiro photograph archive, BANC PIC 2016.003, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia opened at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) on February 8, 2017, a week after demonstrations on the University of California, Berkeley, campus forced the school’s administrators to cancel a speech by the now-former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.[1] The student-led rally, peaceful by most accounts, was quickly overshadowed by the black-bloc protests that resulted in[…..]

Takeshi Murata: 1000 Years

Takeshi Murata. Seahorse, 2017; pigment print; 29 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Ratio 3.

Computer-generated images saturate our media, from films to advertisements to video games. However, rarely do we think of these images singularly—most commonly we encounter them within the context of their media environments. In 1000 Years, Takeshi Murata’s fifth solo show at Ratio 3 gallery, the artist asks viewers to consider these images in isolation, outside of their complex digital environments. Murata uses 3D-modeling software to[…..]

Printed Matters – Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century

Cover image of "Mass Effect," featuring Cory Arcangel, "Drei Klavierstücke op. 11," 2009 (still); single-channel video, sound, color; 15:58 min. Courtesy of the Artist and Team Gallery, New York.

Published in 2015, Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, is a hefty tome for an art genre that still seems young and new. A compilation of essays from artists, art writers, and curators, the anthology takes on the subject of internet art in depth. It should come as no surprise that the topic is[…..]

Zhang Peili: From Painting to Video at the Australian Centre on China in the World

Zhang Peili. Q + A + Q, 2012; 2-channel video projection installation; 20:37; installation view. image courtesy the artist and Australian Centre on China in the World.

Zhang Peili: From Painting to Video is curated around a work gifted to the Australian Centre on China in the World at Australian National University. In 2014, Zhang’s friend and fellow artist Lois Conner donated one of the artist’s final paintings, Flying Machine (1994). The exhibition of this newly restored work provided an opportunity to explore Zhang’s transition from painting to video, and to reflect on[…..]

Summer Reading – Where Are the Women of Color in New Media Art?

Screenshot from Morehshin Allahyari’s “The 3D Additivist Manifesto” (2015), a collaboration with Daniel Rourke.

Today we continue our Summer Reading series with an article from our friends at Hyperallergic. Author Ben Valentine worked with writer/curator Dorothy Santos to send a questionnaire to women of color (WOC) and queer or trans women of color, and the responses were included in “Where Are the Women of Color in New Media Art?” This article was originally published on April 7, 2015.  Not long ago I wrote[…..]

Disguise: Masks & Global African Art at Seattle Art Museum

Brendan Fernandes. As One, 2015; HD video loop; 22:54 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

Museums are constantly devising new platforms to present their permanent collections. Interventions and mining-the-museum have become commonplace curatorial strategies, and institutions frequently turn to contemporary artists to animate, recontextualize, and bring visibility to canonized cultural objects. Disguise: Masks and Global African Art is Seattle Art Museum’s latest attempt to draw connections across temporal, geographic, and cultural lines. Leveraging the museum’s collection of African masks, the[…..]

Looking at Music 3.0 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Where were you when the Music Television Channel was first introduced in 1981? I was seven years old and had a babysitter who, in her early twenties, was the coolest person I had ever met. I would follow her around just in the hopes that this perceived “coolness” would somehow rub off on me. It was through her that I was exposed, for the first time,[…..]