28.09.2013 - 24.11.2013
Screen and Décor
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Shannon Bool, Simone Gilges, Bernhard Kahrmann, Sanaz Mazinani, Kristine Roepstorff, Emmy Skensved ----- Exhibition Design by Rodney LaTourelle and Louise Witthöft ----- Curated by Rosemary Heather ----- The question of why there are no significant digital artworks is a red herring. It’s a problem of looking in the wrong direction – of looking to the computer for evidence of the type of art this media makes possible. The effect digital media is having on artmaking is rather found off the screen. There is ample evidence for this in contemporary art practice. Screen and Décor creates the context for looking at this phenomenon through the work of six artists.
For Screen and Décor the use of pattern and ornament, in the sense of extended motif, in contemporary art is understood as an organizing principle in a world of excessive data. It is a structural strategy that responds to the cultural zeitgeist, one in which the index of the image is subjected to the infinite slippage of the digital.
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