Mixed Message Media
NEW YORK • Gladstone Gallery • Ongoing
|Curated by Neville Wakefield, Mixed Message Media, features work by 15 artists from around the word who explore the mutable nature of materials, highlighting the way in which even the most objective realities contain an inherent subjectivity.|
Wakefield says of the exhibition: "Just as yes is always yes and sometimes no, so the same rule applies to the materials of everyday life. Concrete is always concrete, but it is sometimes plastic too. Or, as my youngest son once remarked of Britney Spears, ‘It's not just that she's crazy, she's nuts too.' This is our reality tunnel, a term Timothy Leary first coined in his 1977 book Neuropolitique: ‘The gene-pool politics which monitor power struggles among terrestrial humanity are transcended into this info-world, i.e. seen as static, artificial charades. One is neither coercively manipulated into another's territorial reality nor forced to struggle against it with reciprocal game-playing (the usual soap opera dramatics). One simply elects, consciously, whether or not to share the others reality tunnel.' Here truth is never anywhere other than in the eye of the beholder and the medium is always the mixed message."
The artists included in the exhibition are: Darren Bader, Claudia Comte, Lara Favaretto, Piero Golia, Bruno Jakob, Jirí Kovanda, Tony Labat, Renata Lucas, Dylan Lynch, Cinthia Marcelle, Dominic Nurre, Alex Perweiler, Wilfredo Prieto, Zachary Susskind, and Kaari Upson.
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