Screens: Virtual Material

Marta Chilindron, TV and Chair, 2004

Marta Chilindron, TV and Chair, 2004, transparent acrylic, hinges, Open: 61 x 23 ¾ x 61 inches, Courtesy of Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York, Photo by Arturo Sanchez

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On View Oct 06, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018
Exhibition Location: Museum

From iPhones to electronic billboards, screens saturate nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Screens: Virtual Material focuses on the increased presence of screens within contemporary sculpture and installation. The exhibition features work by artists who address how our vision, behavior, and beliefs are shaped by the ubiquitous nature of screens. Screens: Virtual Material addresses dimensions of desire, tactility, and confinement that are inherent to their function and aesthetics. From metal fences to monitors, these artists use wide-ranging screen-based materials in their work to reveal the porousness between our virtual and physical worlds. Artists in the exhibition include Brian Bress, Marta Chillindron, Liza Lou, Penelope Umbrico, Matt Saunders, and Josh Tonsfeldt.

Organized by Sarah Montross, Associate Curator.

Support for this exhibition was generously provided by the Meredyth Hyatt Moses Fund and an anonymous donor. DeCordova also wishes to thank the Board of Trustees and Council of Overseers, who generously provide crucial unrestricted support, without which our exhibitions would not be possible.