Convergence: The Collision of Physical and Virtual Space in Digital Art, is a pioneering collaborative exhibition of cutting-edge artists curated by Studio IMC, a new media design and artist management studio. The show opens Thursday, June 3 with a reception from 6-9pm and runs through June 19. Museum visitors can ?meet the artists? in an informal discussion of their work on Saturday, June 5, 1-2pm .
Convergence is an exhibition where new media art and communications technology challenge traditional concepts of portraiture, art, and gallery space. Convergence tells of a new role for technology in contemporary art, one where the boundaries are blurred between old and new media and between digital and physical realms.
In the traditional museum and gallery setting the visitor is an observer who is physically separated from the artworks. Convergence invites Museum visitors to touch and manipulate the works which brings them to life. In this way, the artworks foretell a future in which more democratic and powerful modes of communication will allow a greater multiplicity of people to express themselves and share ideas freely.
The exhibition features the innovations of nine visionary artists, designers, engineers, programmers, and musicians from the U.S. and Europe, reflecting a rich diversity of cultural perspectives, and representing a new breed of international artist who is skilled in wide variety of disciplines. Many of these artists are also teachers and researchers at NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Yale University, and Eyebeam. Among those exhibiting are Jean-Marc Gauthier, a professor in the NYU ITP, and Daniel Shiffman artist, mathematician, programmer, and ITP researcher. Mr. Shiffman will be showing his well-known interactive work, Swarm, recently featured in the New York Times. Other new media designers include Liubo Borisov, James Clar, Konrad Kaczmarek, Dana Karwas, Miro Kirov, James Tunick, and Gabriel Winer.
Chelsea Art Museum is open Tues.-Sat., Noon ? 6 PM. Thurs until 8pm
TICKETS: Museum admission: $5 for adults/ $2 students and seniors; Thursdays, 6-8pm FREE.
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