It’s hard now to go more than a couple months without stumbling across another exhibition showing “artists [who] question the boundary between art and technology.” It’s enough to make you never give another crap about the boundary between art and technology. But I’m not sure the artists involved in such shows really do either — at least not the ones in Coded After Lovelace.
Last night’s opening of Khaled Jarrar’s two-part exhibition No Exit at Whitebox Art Center and the related 10 Days, 10 Ideas workshops at Undercurrent Projects was a window into the art world realities facing Palestinian artists in the midst of the escalating violence in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.
Dada: It was the mother of all revolutionary art movements, shocking in the almost mystical nihilism and concomitant absurdity that it expounded. Anti-aesthetic, anti-rational, anti-idealistic, anti-establishment, anti-literary … anti-everything it seemed!