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19 Feb 2019

5 Art-Tech Exhibitions in NYC

With the long weekend ahead, there’s plenty of time to explore all of the fascinating art technology exhibitions buzzing throughout New York City. From flashing neon art to computer programmed masterpieces, galleries are offering a wide array of exciting new work to observe. At Lightbox, we’ve compiled 5 exhibitions we want to catch before the weekend ends. From flashing neon displays to computer-programmed masterpieces, take a look at the latest pieces around the city.

1.Bruce Nauman, Disappearing Acts

MoMA PS1, through February 25, 2019

Image courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art

For the past 50 years, artist Bruce Nauman has used a wide range of mediums that explore themes of the morality, thrill, and instability of life. His work emphasizes the notion of stepping out of one’s comfort zone to take on a new perspective, all through capturing some of the most visually arresting pieces in contemporary art.

2. Rhizome, The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics

The New Museum, January 22, 2019-May 26, 2019

Image courtesy of the New Museum

Presented by Rhizome, Art Happens Here explores “the process of narrating archives and histories of online artistic practice.” Featuring works such as Shu Lea Cheang’s Garlic=RichAir (2002) and Alexei Shulgin 386DX (c. 1998), it highlights the preserved fragments of the first wave of digital artworks.

3. Jane & Louise Wilson, Stasi City

The Met Fifth Avenue, September 18, 2018-March 31, 2019

Image courtesy of The Met

The four-channel video installation displays one of the most prominent pieces of video art in the past century. Filmed in Berlin in 1996, the work presents the previous headquarters of the East German police, taking viewers on a captivating tour of the past with arresting stills.

4. Ahmed El Shaer, Crossover (The Scene)

The Museum of Moving Images, February 9 2019-June 16, 2019

Image courtesy of the Museum of Moving Images

Presented as a “hybrid virtual and physical world”, Egyptian Artist Ahmed El Shaer combines live-action footage, still images, and machinima to present a piece that centers around the lives of migrants in Calais, France. The video screening of this piece will be displayed through June 16th.

5.Virginia Lee Montgomery, Screen Series

The New Museum, January 8, 2019-March 3, 2019

Image courtesy of the New Museum

Seeking connections between physical and psychic images, Virginia Lee Montgomery uses video, performance, and sculpture mediums. She explores the logic of her dreams and memories through hypnotic textures, structures, and movements. A selection of her works will be displayed at the New Museum through March 3rd.