Room for Big Ideas: Emergent Atlas

When 16 Oct 2014 - 10 Jan 2015
Where Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Enquiry (415) 978-2700

Join us for Emergent Atlas, an interactive exhibition where participating artists employ a wide array of technology to mine the intersection of art and connectivity.  Come explore what resonance emanates from the collision of people, ideas, and audiences featuring works by multi-media artists Amy Ho, Dimitra Skandali with collaborators Heejin Jang and David Janesco, Reuben Telushkin, and Ben Valentine in collaboration with An Xiao Mina.

The rise and spread of an ever connected, interactive discourse fueled by our now global communications networks has transformed the production of culture. What was once created and observed has become a starting point for the emergence of innumerable modifications and shifts of view. In this new Room for Big Ideas series, the participating artists explore what resonance emanates from the collision of people, ideas, and audiences. Ben Valentine and An Xiao Mina dissect the urban aesthetic of Internet memes and how their development can alter the reality of mass culture. Artist Amy Ho delves into the ways in which our society itself is transforming to address an era of hyper connection and mediated digital realities. Artist Dimitra Skandali explores inter-connectivity and  inter-dependency through her multi-media sculpture work, showing vast new complicated systems of relationships and its landscape. Artist Reuben Telushkin creates layered patterns of geometric code using a generative process involving both randomization and choice, exploring the individual’s role in creating personal systems of organization in the midst of a saturated information ecology.

The Room for Big Ideas series, held in YBCA’s free and open project space, engages our audiences through critical inquiry, context, and socially engaged arts. It is where art and ideas intersect and are shared through interaction, experimentation, and engagement. The Room for Big Ideas series hosts multi-media, immersive, and participatory installations/residencies, special visual and performative projects, open dialogue, and exchange.

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