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Fort Worth, Vast Exhibition on New Media Art “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen”.. and Others

USA_Fort Worth

Gretchen Bender, ‘Total Recall’, 1987. Courtesy of the Gretchen Bender Estate and Sprüth Magers. Photo: Lance Brewer

Vast Exhibition on New Media Art “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen”

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen,” a thematic group exhibition that examines the screen’s vast impact on art from 1969 to the present. On view February 12 through April 30, 2023, the show is intriguing the worldwide attention for its thematic urgency and vast scale. More than 60 works by 50 renowned artists over the past five decades will fill the 25,000 square feet space.

Among the iconic artists are: Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), American Artist(stage name, b. 1989), Gretchen Bender (1951~2004), Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941), Arthur Jafa (b. 1960), Nam June Paik(1932~2006), Hito Steyerl (b. 1966), and Andy Warhol (b. 1928). There are also new media works using the latest technology from artists of the younger generation.

The topic of Screen and Art is organized into nine key themes of ‘liminal space’, ‘connectivity’, ‘surveillance’, ‘the (data) repository’, ‘digital abstraction’, ‘the posthuman body’; ‘automation and the loneliness epidemic’, ‘ecology (after electronic debris)’, and ‘turning a mirror on ourselves’.

The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen

February 12, 2023 – April 30, 2023

USA_ Berkeley

Amalia Mesa-Bains, ‘An Ofrenda for Dolores del Rio,’ 1984/1991. Courtesy of the artist and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Amalia Mesa-Bains’s First Museum Retrospective “Archaeology of Memory” at Berkeley Art Museum

Chicanx (Mexico-American) artist Amalia Mesa-Bains (b. 1945) is presenting her first museum retrospective at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Chicanx art emerged in the 1960s as a solidarity movement for Mexican artists, but its position shift from the periphery to the mainstream of contemporary art discourse came after decades of disregard, Mesa-Bains being the pathfinder of that history.

Her signature works are the altar installations series from the 1980s, in which she transformed and brought traditional Mexican domestic altars into the museum. She has been making conceptual installation works around the theme of postcolonialism and feminism, with occurring motifs of Mexican altars and domestic cabinets, pieces of furniture, and mirrors. Not only does she practices, but she also actively engages in research and publication on Chicanx art.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory

Feburuary 4, 2023 – July 23, 2023

USA_St. Petersburg

Installation view of Thu Van Tran, ‘Colors of Grey,’ 2022, Carnegie Museum of Art. Courtesy of the artist and Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Sean Eaton

The 58th Carnegie International “Is it morning for you yet?”

In the Carnegie Museum of Art in St. Petersburg, the 58th Carnegie International, the world’s longest-running biennial after the Venice biennial, is greeting its visitors. It opens every three to four years, and the 58th runs from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023.

Organized by Iran-born curator Sohrab Mohebbi (b. 1981), the title “Is it morning for you yet?” is borrowed from the Mayan old expression for “Good Morning.” Like the title asking about the private experience of time, the exhibition purposes to trace the global imprints the USA has left since 1945 within the local contexts.

The receiver of the Carnegie Prize with 10,000 dollar grants is LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982), who installed monumental photographs capturing community health workers in Baltimore during the pandemic.

58th Carnegie International

“Is it morning for you yet?”

September 24, 2022 – April 2, 2023

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