Curatorial Statement

The Harbor Gallery proudly presents a landmark exhibition of international contemporary new media artists converging on the theme of “place” in its October exhibit, Mediating Place, curated by Meredith Hoy and Kevin Benisvy. The artists hail from New York City; Berkeley, Califonia; London, UK; China (exact wherabouts unkown); and our very own Boston, MA. They represent institutions as diverse as, University of California Berkeley,  University of London, Emerson College, Mass Art, MIT, and University of Rochester and have work in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. The show seeks to address issues of place in the environment, politics, the home, media and technology with work like Ben Bray’s periodic streaming video updates from his current expedition in the Arctic, John Craig Freeman (with Lily & Honglei, Mark Skwarek, Lalie S. Pascual, Caroline Bernard and 4Gentlemen) augmented reality installations famed for using their politically-minded virtual exhibitions, Ann Torke’s residual accumulation sculptures from the home, and much more.

Mobile phone Augmented Reality artworks on view (screenshots by John Craig Freeman):

Goddess of Democracy and Tank Man, by 4Gentlemen

Great Firewall of China, by 4Gentlemen

Crystal Coffin – virtual China Pavilion, by Lily & Honglei, John Craig Freeman

Crystal Coffin – virtual China Pavilion, by Lily & Honglei, John Craig Freeman

Participating Artists

Ben Bray, Miriam Dym, ecoarttech (Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir), John Craig Freeman (with Lily & Honglei, Mark Skwarek, Lalie S. Pascual, Caroline Bernard and 4Gentlemen) , Jane Prophet, Anne Torke, and Dyllan Nguyen.

Location

Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston
McCormack building floor 1
100 William T. Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA, 02125.

Gallery Hours & Reception

October 5th – 25th.
Reception on October 5th from 5 – 8 PM.
Open Monday – Thursday, 12 – 7 PM