The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Neuberger Museum puts public spin on once private diary
Oscar Muñoz, "Editor Solitario," 2011, VideoProjection on Table, Courtesy of the Artist and Sicardi Gallery.
PURCHASE, NY.- With the advent of social networking and mobile communications, the diary has evolved from private medium to a forum for public consideration and collaborative thought, where the personal becomes a platform for social interaction, reflection, and activism. A new exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art addresses private versus public space, how we connect and interact as the personal and private are merged with the public.

Dear Diary: Update All, is on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College from January 4 through March 16, 2014. The exhibition of twenty international artists and thirty artworks explores how artists express their individual and collective identities, and the relationships among memory, document, and fiction. The mixed media exhibition presents work that uses online data, remembrance, handiwork, genetics, gaming, and Google to mark the discord, beauty and banality that occur each day.

According to Jacqueline Shilkoff, the Museum's Curator of New Media, Dear Diary is “an exciting forum for ideas and interaction.” Adding another dimension to the show, students from Purchase College, SUNY are on site during Museum hours to engage in conversation with visitors about the exhibition as well as help them navigate the show and interact with the artwork. “The artists express an astounding range of poetic philosophical expressions,” Shilkoff adds.

Among the artworks in the exhibition is the installation A Charge for Privacy (2013), an electronic phone charging station created by Nick Briz, Paul X. Briz, and Ramon Branger. The work is intuitive, featuring the familiar routine of charging a phone battery and offering viewers to charge their phones. The artists, however, introduce a barrier: an agreement to the terms of use for this charging station. From this entry point, our digital history stored in our phones creates voluntary (and involuntary) representations of ourselves.

Another piece, Editor Solitario (2011) by Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz, focuses on the interrelation of images and memory, exploring the ephemeral and vulnerable nature of human life. It is a black-and-white projection onto a table depicting photographs: formal portraits and family snapshots, celebrity photos, painters’ self-portraits, postmortem photos, and police sketches. An unseen subject extends an arm to place photographs on the table, removing some, exchanging others, pausing, covering, and quickly removing them. Muñoz combines personal and cultural histories, merging found images of the living with found images of the dead in an ambiguous narrative of individual and national memory, loss and hope.

Other artists and collaborators in the exhibition include: Kannan Arunasalam, Chloë Bass, Victor Castro, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Chris Collins, Eric Eberhardt, Zach Gage, Mark McKenna, Amanullah Mojadidi, Molleindustria, Laura Splan, Aalam Wassef, YoHa with Matthew Fuller.



Today's News

January 21, 2014

Prado Museum analyses the rise, evolution and decline of the subject of the "Furias"

Royal and aristocratic heirlooms from important European dynasties to be auctioned by Sotheby's London

Rembrandt unravelled: Seven new books provide new insights into Rembrandt's etchings

Joseph Wright of Derby portrait donated to the nation under the Cultural Gifts Scheme

Literature goes online for free in Norway; 135,000 works now online, will eventually reach 250,000

Three American art exhibitions from the 1960's to today open at the Musée d'art moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole

Exhibition of new photographs by David LaChapelle opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Turkish masterpieces from important collections on view at Antik A.S. in Istanbul

1960s fashion sketches 100% sold at Palm Beach Modern's Jan. 11 auction of Tiziani: Lagerfeld+Liz archive

Highly acclaimed new video work by Willie Doherty on view at Kerlin Gallery in Dublin

Spink 2014 January auction of rare stamps, covers, coins and banknotes achieved excellent results

Sotheby's sets new auction record for single malt whisky selling it for US$628,205

Riga launches stint as one of two European capitals of culture with an emotional ceremony

SP-Arte announces list of galleries for 2014 and 'Solo' a new exhibitor sector

The Mosaic Rooms in London opens two exhibitions

2 m² of Fashion: Lookout Gallery in Warsaw displays works of artists who seldom appear in galleries

Solo exhibition of new work by Yngve Holen on view at Stuart Shave/Modern Art

Neuberger Museum puts public spin on once private diary

Solo exhibition by celebrated Chinese artist Chen Fei opens at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

Time in a bottle: The history of feminine luxury glass explored in "Bohemian Boudoir"

Auschwitz museum launches online Holocaust awareness in Arabic, Farsi

"A Tale: Max Pellegrini and Italo Cremona" opens at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site