INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART
Who are we? What are we becoming? Featuring video works, sculptures and installations this exhibition presents a range of prominent, younger artists who are all intent on questioning and seeking answers to the human condition in an ever more rapidly and radically changing world.
We live increasingly not only with, but also in, the Net, and this digital development and challenge preoccupies many of today’s younger artists. They reflect, investigate and question this new reality – and at the same time use its instruments.
For many of these artists, technology's growing influence helps to create a renewed interest in fundamental existential themes and gives them an opportunity to treat common human and eternal questions about existence.
The Being There exhibition presents twelve sharp, prophetic, humorous, subtle and disturbing video works, sculptures and installations – several of the works have been created specifically for the exhibition. The works have been made by a number of prominent young players on the global art scene - the artists participating in the exhibition are; Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin (both born in 1981), Ian Cheng (b. 984), Pamela Rosenkranz (b. 1979), Hannah Levy (b. 1991), Ed Atkins (b. 1982), Cécile B. Evans (b. 1983), Louisa Gagliardi (b. 1989), Dora Budor (b. 1984) and Bunny Rogers (b. 1990).
C.L. Davids Fond og Samling supports the exhibition
THE REAL AND THE VIRTUAL
HAVE COME TOGETHER
“I just don’t believe in the word ‘virtual’,” says Cécile B. Evans in this Louisiana Channel interview and argues that in today’s society, where drones are used for warfare and romantic relationships begin online we can no longer distinguish between the so-called real and the virtual. Evans (b. 1983) is one of the artists, presented in the Being There exhibition.