Opening Reception for 21st Century Cyphers

Wednesday Jun 27, 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
Website: Click to Visit

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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

Gathering in the Gallery

Experience 516 ART's (516 Central Ave. SW) current exhibition, 21st Century Cyphers in a whole new way this Friday, June 29, with a special event at the Downtown gallery—516 Words. This program brings world class poets and writers into communion with the substantial work of the exhibition for reading and discussion. Emceed by local Don McIver, on-hand will be writers Matthew John Conley, Holly Myers, V.B. Price, Erin Radcliffe and poet and hip-hop artist Kayohes. These diverse voices, working in diverse styles, offer visitors to the free event new insights into the themes explored in the exhibit. Inspiration begins at 8pm.

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