Personal Spaces – Interactive Multimedia Works by Anna Frants, Carla Gannis, Alexandra Dementieva, Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov. National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, February 26 - March 24, 2018.
Opening Reception February 27, 2018, 6-8pm.
This exhibition brings together a collection of experiential-based ideas and projects built around the idea of interaction between the viewer and an artwork, an individual and a society, mediated by technologically progressive visualization methods. Technology can be viewed as an instrument for artists to offer reflections on the role of information in society; cultural mechanisms; the boundary between the real and the virtual; and the use of mass media as instruments for manipulation and control. Some of the works are inspired by the artists’ own experiences and create an illusion of the individual taking on a paradoxical and timeless sojourn into the ideal — an entirely “personal” space constructed of inanimate objects from the past. Other works offer journeys through imaginary epochs represented by classical forms, historical images and creative associations, while additional works explore female identity through the artist turning the camera on herself as a character for role playing in digital narratives.
The exhibition explores artworks that are immersive, participatory, performative and kinetic, all from the vantage point of the phenomenological experience. It is organized in collaboration with CYLAND MediaArtLab (http://cyland.org) and the Kolodzei Art Foundation (http://www.KolodzeiArt.org).
For information on the artists visit the following websites:
Anna Frants - http://www.annafrants.net/
Carla Gannis - http://carlagannis.com/
Alexandra Dementieva - http://www.alexdementieva.org/
Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov - http://elenagubanova.com/eng/
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