How are the Internet & other electronic connections affecting our bodies ?

Sometimes it takes a while for art fairs to connect with new media and with the not yet completely defined ways of creative expressions.  (No to mention all the other things that are between the IRL, the other IRL and the no-so-real-real-stuff).

Just to make that gap a little bit shorter, here you will find some digital artists that were selected for the Focus section curated by Gabriel Ritter (head of contemporary art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art), for The Armory Show that will take place from March 8 to 11 in NYC.

*Picture at the tom from Morehshin Allahyary

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

From Mexico and represented by the Spanish gallery, Max Estrella. ¨Rafael is considered as one of the most relevant electronic artists of our time. He develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art, characterized by the mediation between his spectators’ bodies and technological devices.¨

Galería Max Estrella

Picture from gallery’s website

Tabita Rezaire 

French-born Guyanese/Danish, presented by Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. “New media artist, intersectional preacher, health practitioner, tech-politics researcher and Kemetic/Kundalini Yoga teacher based in Johannesburg.”

Morehshin Allahyari

From Iran, and presented by Upfor Gallery, Portland, USA. “Media artist, activist, educator, and curator. Her work deals with political, social, and cultural contradictions, documenting personal and collective struggles humans face in this century.”

Morehshin will be presenting She who sees the unknown.

morehshin_allahyari-she_who_sees_the_unknown

Picture from artist’s website

Constant Dullaart

From Amsterdam, based in Berlin and presented by Upstream Gallery.  “He reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies while critically engaging the power structures of mega corporations that dramatically influence our worldview through the internet.”

Video from artist’s website

Takeshi Murata

From the USA, presented by The Empty Gallery. ¨The computer-generated images and videos are products of 21st-century technological advancement; populated with artificial representations of Apple products, sports drinks, antidepressants, and the like, they reflect today’s digitally oriented, consumer culture with striking clarity.

#glitchart #mashed-up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0wALLf75jU

Video from The Creators Project

For the business ladies and the nerdy fans of the Swiss, check the discussion panels “The Future of the Gallery Model” -03/08 @ 2pm – & “Hans Ulrich Obrist, Exhibition Making in the 21st Century”-03/09 @ 3pm -.

143 all!

BV