KunzVisGonzalez. presents WTF 1.0
When? KVG cordially invites you to attend the opening of WTF 1.0 curated by Rosalinda Gonzalez March 19th 2010 from 6-10pm.
Where? 2324 Montana Chicago, IL GARAGE
Why? WTF is a Kunz, Vis, González exhibition series introducing the viewer to contemporary ideas on the cult of ’new and youth. One of the curators of the event, Anna Kunz was artandseek co-founder Sinan Bastas’ art professor in college and had a big influence on him in terms of paiting. She has been a member of artandseek since 2008. WTF uses humor and the absurd in visual art to delight the viewer and create a reflexive lens in which to view radical shifts in cultural perspectives.
The exhibition features painting, soft sculpture, and video performance works on emerging narratives and new perspectives inspired from contemporary culture in the age of fiber optics. The works oscillate from the ‘self’ to the ‘other’ and to the ‘public’ and ‘private.’ Sparking inquiry into the creation of social space through installation and video performance art. The works on view tap into the pulses of light and images of contemporary network culture.
WTF 1.0 features the works of Art Johnson, Sunita Prasad, Jon Read, Alee Peoples, María de la Concha, Tayef Ben Messalem, and María del Carmen Montoya.
The video work of Art Johnson (Michigan) taps into the humor of digital aesthetic and inverted archetypes. The ‘queer’ pink video peep show of Sunita Prasad (New York) will be open for business. Jon Read’s (Texas) landscape paintings emit a radioactive palette over futuristic and fantastic scenes of the collapse of the American Midwest. Alee Peoples’ (Chicago) 8mm micro-cinema remixes early 90s music with contemporary American youth and pageantry culture. The viral video performance of Maria de la Concha and Tayef Ben Massalan (Mexico/US/Syria) introduces the viewer to a space where the corn industry, genetics, and consumption intersect. The performance work with finely powered glass and red hot neon light work in María del Carmen Montoya’s (Mexico/Texas) video performance provokes gestures suggesting a darker side of subjectivity and the ‘philosophical traditions’ of glass and light as a figures for knowledge.
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