Is art just war conducted by other means?
LOS ANGELES — Much of contemporary life is spent behind a screen for work and leisure, with a great amount of time devoted to forming identities and communities through the internet.
Over the past few years, 319 Scholes gallery in Brooklyn has played host to a slew of excellent group shows collecting emerging artists working with the internet and digital technology. The space doesn’t usually host single projects — but their next exhibition will change that. Curated by art critic Gene McHugh, If I Die Young is an installation by artists Bunny Rogers and Filip Olszewski that appropriates videos and photographs from the internet to investigate the fleetingness of youth as caught through online artifacts.