Saturday Sept 2, 2017
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Artists interpret how emerging technologies can extend, distort and disrupt the ways that bodies are viewed as objects of desire in digital culture. Runs through 12/30.
The Art House seasonal exhibition program, reveals “Cyberbodies”, a new thematic installation of artworks, with a public reception Friday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. The new installation continues to showcase significant highlights and new acquisitions from the Foundation’s digital art collection, including works of historic importance by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and a collaborative work attributed to Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) by organization members Kenneth Knowlton and Leon Harmon. Combined, the artworks in “Cyberbodies” demonstrate how emerging technologies can extend, distort and disrupt the ways that bodies—especially women’s—are viewed as objects of desire in digital culture. The technologies explored by artists in this focused installation include interactive videodisc and touchscreen, a pre-internet Minitel system, and customized generative software.
The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation’s digital art collection spans the global history of computer art of the past fifty years. The collection includes some of the first algorithmic plotter drawings on paper, digital animation, software-driven, generative, and custom coded artworks, interactive works based on real-time gaming platforms, virtual reality, internet-based or networked art, and works that utilize LED and LCD displays. The Foundation recognizes the cultural and intellectual value of artworks that make use of experimental and innovative technologies.
Other installations currently on view at Art House include artworks from the Foundation collection by Daniel Canogar, Guillermo Gallindo, Yael Kanarek, Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Vera Molnar, James Nares, Alan Rath, Daniel Rozin, Laura Splan and Steina Vasulka.
Art House is an exhibition space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated to sharing works from the Thoma Foundation collection. Art House’s regular public hours are Thursday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is free, and school and group tours can be arranged in advance during both regular and by appointment hours with Foundation staff.