FSU Art BA ’17 Alexa Turnbull has been chosen to exhibit one of her video artworks, “To Be Weightless vs. To Be Empty” in the Art as Information exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary Museum! The exhibition dates are from November 21, 2017 — January 26, 2018.
Video art is a genre that has moved in the last thirty years from the margins of contemporary art to its mainstream. As a result, the moving image has equally become ubiquitous in daily life. Through the points of tangency in television screens and the internet, we have come to trust these conduits of reality as fact. Media has built that trust from the early days of Walter Cronkite to the boom of independent documentaries in the 90s and 2000s. The 24-hour news cycle changed the way journalism gets presented on television, and as such challenged the establishment of trust in information.
Art As Information looks at our relationship with video, the screen, and the information generated by them. All art is informative of something, but this exhibition focuses on the televisual experience of creating and transmitting knowledge through mass media. The artists included in the exhibition have either built on the established means of information in the screen century, or they have subverted the traditional conveyance of information. Art As Information will mix these two approaches together and challenge the viewer’s sense of what is true and what isn’t in our “post-fact” society.