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Ongoing | Public Programming
Transforming Function Opens at Conrad New York now through October 26, 2012
- Conrad New York, 102 North End Avenue
- Dates & Times
- July 2, 2012 through October 26, 2012
Installation shot, Transforming Function at Conrad New York, Photo by: Whitney Browne for LMCC 2012
Tuesdays–Thursdays, 12–6PM; Fridays & Saturdays, 12–8PM
Transforming Function features artists who—by excavating the fields of technology, science, architecture, and/or design—repurpose theoretical tools, virtual platforms, and formal techniques to inform their diverse conceptual and aesthetic investigations. Our direct relationships, whether concretely or abstractly, to these fields are developed inevitably while navigating daily life in both physical and online environments. The artists in this exhibition, by creating works that reimagine purpose, urge us to develop relationships to these environments that extend beyond passive consumption. By adapting uses and subverting functions, the artists de-familiarize or reveal something new about these tools, platforms, and techniques. The artists then use them to generate a deeper understanding of the fields themselves through re-contextualization or, alternatively, exploit them to explore the complexities and construction of personal, social, and political narratives. The resulting work takes many forms, including sculpture, photography, audio, video and new media offering new perspectives and approaches to viewing, listening, experiencing, and interacting.
Artists featured at Conrad New York include luciana achugar, Leah Beeferman, Blake Carrington, Timothy Hutchings, Simone Leigh, and Esperanza Mayobre.
Artists featured at Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island include John Andrew, Leah Beeferman, Ingrid Burrington, Kabir Carter, caraballo-farman, Blake Carrington, Timothy Hutchings, Simone Leigh, Anna Lundh, Esperanza Mayobre, Sarah Oppenheimer, Parallelograms, and Claudia Weber.
All of the artists in Transforming Function have participated in LMCC’s Workspace or Swing Space artist residency programs where many of these projects were conceived or developed.
Additional programming such as workshops, demonstrations, and talks to be announced.