ART AS INFORMATION
Group Video Exhibition
November 30, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017, 5 - 9 PM as part of our Art Loop
Video art has emerged as a mainstream contemporary art genre as artists respond to the pervasive presence of the moving image in daily life. Through the readily accessible points of television and the internet, we have come to take these conduits of "information" as fact. Media had built a trust from the early days of Walter Cronkite to the boom of independent documentaries in the '90s and 2000s. The 24-hour news cycle dominated by political "spin" has changed the way journalism is presented on television, and as a result, challenged the establishment of trust in media.
Art As Information looks at our relationship with video, the screen, and the information generated by them. All art is informative to some degree, but this exhibition focuses on the televisual experience of creating and transmitting knowledge through mass media. The artists included in this exhibition have either built on the established means of information in century of screen, or they have subverted the traditional conveyance of information. Art As Information will mix these two approaches together and challenge the viewer's sense of what is and what isn't true in our current "post-fact" society.
This group exhibition features national and international video artists curated by Morgan Hamilton. Group Exhibition Artists: Alexa Turnbull, Tallahassee, FL, Barry Jones, Clarksville, TN, Bernard Arce, Barcelona, Spain, Carrie Fonder, Pensacola, FL, Collin Bradford, Provo, UT, Dengke Chen, DeLand, FL, Ethan, Barnett, Newark, DE, Gary Setzer, Tucson, AZ, Mia Tayor, London, UK, Viktor Witkowske, Norwich, VT, Whitney Bandel, Leawood, KS.
Curated by Morgan Hamilton
DuPont I & DuPont II Galleries