Art + Culture
Light Year 22: “Neo-Past-Forward”
LIGHT YEAR 22: NEO-PAST-FORWARD
Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, February 2
6 – 10pm
In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.)
Curated by Lee Wells / IFAC Arts
Artists: Bibbe Hansen, dnasab, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Lee Wells, Patrick Lichty, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Sean Capone
International Fine Arts Consortium (IFAC Arts) presents a disjointed narrative of complex thoughts, emotions and contemporary discourse. Godard said, “The so-called ‘digital’ is not a mere technical medium, but a medium of thought. Yet theorists try to define our times through terms like Post-Internet, Post-Truth, and Post Reality, artists return to Praxis by directly engaging their environment through the creation of new philosophical labyrinths and continued détournement of etheric physical situations. Once what was common space and restricted to the city square has now become a public global sphere (Öffentlichkeit) of influence. As Jurgen Habermas stated, this space was “coextensive with public authority.” Today the public hypersphere has given agency to an inclusive borderless private/public dimension. A super modern avant- garde is investigating and challenging this public/private authority and opens new windows of opportunity in strategic attempts to create new meaning.
STREAM THE SHOW HERE ON FRIDAY FEB 3!
About LIGHT YEAR:
LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 100 artists and curators from around the world.