Marianne Boesky Gallery is currently hosting a group exhibition titled Out of Memory, curated by Eleanor Cayre and including works by artists: AIDS-3D, Cory Arcangel, Nicolas Deshayes, Aleksandra Domanovic, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Louis Eisner, Roe Ethridge, Matias Faldbakken, Guyton/Walker, Yngve Holen, Alex Israel, Rashid Johnson, Josh Kline, Mark Leckey and many more, exploring ideas of production and presentation in a post-digital society.
This selection of international artists are connected through their interest in examining and redefining their artistic role as cultural producers. Works in the show span a variety of genres such as video, sculpture, painting, and mixed media, yet all touch upon the potentials for limitless information storage in the database architectures of the internet. This infinite access to images and information becomes a starting point for these artists to question notions of authorship, intellectual property and the art historical canon.
Exploring ongoing flows of data, mimetics, and internet eco-systems, the artists present manipulate the production and regulation of images, blending Pop, Conceptual and Post-Modernism art themes to challenge the demarcations of aesthetic. However, their joint interest in mining and opposing diverse influences, from the high to the low, commercial to the subversive, creates an collective group dynamic.
Presenting diverse views on the generation of cultural value, and the proliferation of familiar cultural forms, Out of Memory is an intriguing look at the implications for new, flexible methods of information dissemination, and the international flow of images, ideas and concepts available online.
Perhaps the most interesting implications of the show is its subtle political undertones. Working in a medium that often disregards the global and social boundaries that so often define the work of purely physical, locative pieces, numerous pieces on view become statements on the reformulation of political identities, and the breakdown of regulatory and activist positions in the post-digital sphere.
Through the work on view, the artists embody a physical response to the post-digital landscape, embodying the rapidly shifting values and conceptions of creation in a new, media-driven environment. The exhibition closes on May 18th.
Exhibition Site: [Marianne Boesky Gallery]