OMAHA, NE.- KANEKO
introduces their summer exhibition, REALITY, running from June 1st - September 26th, 2018. During REALITY, artists will dissect the notion of truth, history, and the presentation of what is real. Interdisciplinary installations connecting art, science, and technology will create, alter, and reflect upon our sense of the real. Performances, lectures, and educational offerings will further explore the concept of reality through perspectives of art and science.
The way we work, live, and learn is rapidly changing. Advanced technologies including augmented and virtual reality are expanding beyond entertainment and into our everyday lives. These technologies prompt a different kind of learning, focused on play, exploration, and creativity. During REALITY, The University of Nebraska Medicine Interprofessional Center for Enduring Learning (UNMC iEXCEL) will present new and emerging technologies that transform the effectiveness and performance of todays health care. Fly through the retina of an eye, dissect a brain, and explore other parts of the human body in virtual space!
Conversely, conceptual photographer, Misha Gordin employs reality, relying minimally on technology. During the rise of digital photo manipulation, Gordin stayed faithful to traditional darkroom and masking techniques, believing the way he distorts photos is still real. Step inside his hauntingly surreal concepts and witness his quest for perfection through large-scale photography.
The Museum of Alternative History (MOAH), led by Tim Guthrie, will incorporate material objects created by artists and writers that ask you to think critically about how you discern fact and fiction, history and myth. MOAHs selection of curiosities and artifacts will offer explanations for the nature of the world and universe, and alternate histories contrary to ... well ... history.
With rapidly changing technology, humanity is awash in information, both fictional and factual. REALITY will ask you to take a step back from your own perception of photography, history, and visual art to see the flexibility in the real. Admission to the gallery is free & open to the public.