From Texas to New York, we’ve got you covered in art happenings you must see this weekend. Events, openings, and conferences are all available to study narratives contributing to the development of contemporary art. Integrated media and creatives that are challenging the status quo are always important in expanding the culture of art and the opportunities for viewership. Looking at these integrated technologies, we can compare their influences on traditional methods of creativity and media from print, installation, and paint. We hope you find these artists and the work they have contributed to be as interesting as we do.
IDM SHOWCASE 2016 at Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at MAGNET
Opening May 12, 6-10PM.
The Brooklyn Experimental Media Center presents the spring show case of Integrated Digital Media as it presents works from artists, designers, and technologists from NYU. Together they have created genre-bending work that is experimental and educational. This is a great opportunity to get to know the future of art at the intersection of creative processes and practice.
PRICK at The Platform
Opening May 13, 6PM-12AM
The Platform has curated a Friday the 13th Art Experience with artists Dam Lam and Wheron, exploring the sharp visual world of all things prickly. Along with new work by the artists, the exhibition will feature an opportunity to get inked with temporary tattoos for all, and $13 skin ink for those who crave adventure. The skin ink is limited to visitors ages 18 and up.
Marble Head from a Herm: Mathew Zefeldt Solo Show at Circuit 12
Opening May 14, 6-10PM
Works by Mathew Zefeldt feature the repetition of a single subject, a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture. The exhibition at Circuit 12 features over 200 hand painted representations of the subject in an installation setting that immerses the viewers in a complete study of the subject. From floor to ceiling, this exhibition will challenge your exploration of tradition viewing practices.
Capable Looking: Rachel Livedalen Solo Show at Erin Cluley Gallery
Opening May 14, 6-8PM
Dallas recently saw work by Livedalen at the Dallas Art Fair with Erin Cluley Gallery, and now we are seeing her first solo show with the gallery featuring works that explore contemporary femininity through history and mythology.
And pro tip, you can also see an installation of Livedalen’s work at 500X Gallery through May 29.
Seven on Seven 2016 at New Museum
May 14, 12-6PM
New York, NY
The Seven on Seven conference is an annual event created by Rhizome that unites art and technology and challenges creatives to build new projects through creative collaboration. This is the 8th edition of the Seven on Seven conference, featuring seven artists paired with seven technology luminaries.
Miranda July and Paul Ford
Jennifer Steinkamp and Rana el Kaliouby
Trisha Baga and Mike Woods
Junglepussy and Jenna Wortham
Hito Steyerl and Grant Olney Passmore
Ingrid Burrington and Meredith Whittaker
Claire L. Evans and Tracy Chou
Be sure to make it out to these locations this weekend, and if you can’t, follow @adhoc_is for updates that you might have missed. Also, subscribe to our newsletter for more information regarding monthly events!
If you have any upcoming art shows you’d like the public to know about, feel free to contact our social media queen and curator Leah Constantine.
Last modified: May 11, 2016