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Opening Reception for 21st Century Cyphers

Saturday May 12, 2018

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516 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 242-1445
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516 ARTS

Phone: 505-242-1445
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A group exhibition about the phenomenon of language in the technological age. Runs through 07/14/2018.

Karla Knight, Red Spaceship (UR OM UM OX UH), 2018, Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 50 x 90 inches, Courtesy of the Artist.

516 ARTS, Albuquerque’s contemporary art museum, presents 21st Century Cyphers, a group exhibition about the phenomenon of language in the technological age. It brings together visual artists who use both written and spoken language structures in their work through translation, abbreviated means of communication such as symbols and glyphs, and visually coded ways of conveying information. Using a variety of processes that include painting, sculpture, digital and new media, installation and sound, the works on view in this exhibition highlight language itself as a diverse medium to be explored, dissected and reframed to reflect the nuances of communication in the 21st century. 

See also: Found Objects


516 ARTS (516 Central Ave. NW) is at it again hosting a world-class opening for their latest, 21st Century Cyphers, curated by Claude Smith. Ways in which to communicate are more abundant than ever, while room for misunderstanding grows incrementally. In this group exhibition artists like Hayal Pozanti (who has also worked closely with the Tamarind Institute, and will have an artist talk there on May 17), Bart Exposito and Mirtha Dermisache explore language in all its complexity, using it as a foundation for works in a variety of mediums. The show in all its richness is unveiled on Saturday, May 12 during a public reception from 6 to 8pm.

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