Opening Reception: CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt


Free public reception of Onsite Gallery's newest exhibition, Opening Reception: CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt

 
DateWednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)

 

Free public reception
Wednesday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt
January 22 to April 25, 2020

Jason Baerg
Tom Barker
Rob Elsworthy
Samantha Fickel
Dennis Kavelman
Nick Puckett
Six Trends Inc.
Jane Tingley, Dr. Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel

Curated by Tom Barker

CodeX is an exhibition of playable and disruptive digital artworks that explore human-machine relationships, and how society is influenced by technology, innovation and design.

Since the 1950s, digital and technological art has evolved and diversified into a broad range of almost magical art forms with many labels, such as: video art, internet art, post-internet art, hacktivist art, cybernetic art, algorithmic art, and information visualization art. CodeX places its artworks under the collective term, “eArt”, which embraces all of these sub-categories.

In our rapidly evolving digital age, artists and designers continue to apply creative ideas using new technologies. CodeX brings together eight recent and engaging eArt pieces. The diverse technologies and interactions raise questions about the human condition, exploring our attitudes, differences and similarities with machines. The exhibition proposes three themes to codify eArt: Algorithms, Identity, and The Nature of Reality.

The art machines in CodeX offer spontaneous carnival-like excitement while prompting visitors to reflect on the nature of being human - through sometimes playful, other times uncomfortable interactions with the works.

All art is ultimately defined by its audience. In CodeX the artworks go a stage further: they are incomplete as creative pieces without you as a player or participant.

 

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays to Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Jane Tingley, Dr. Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel, anyWare, 2018. Mixed media, 72" x 36" x 36”.



Jane Tingley, Dr. Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel, anyWare, 2018. Mixed media, 72" x 36" x 36”.
DateWednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Free public reception
Wednesday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt
January 22 to April 25, 2020

Jason Baerg
Tom Barker
Rob Elsworthy
Samantha Fickel
Dennis Kavelman
Nick Puckett
Six Trends Inc.
Jane Tingley, Dr. Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel

Curated by Tom Barker

CodeX is an exhibition of playable and disruptive digital artworks that explore human-machine relationships, and how society is influenced by technology, innovation and design.

Since the 1950s, digital and technological art has evolved and diversified into a broad range of almost magical art forms with many labels, such as: video art, internet art, post-internet art, hacktivist art, cybernetic art, algorithmic art, and information visualization art. CodeX places its artworks under the collective term, “eArt”, which embraces all of these sub-categories.

In our rapidly evolving digital age, artists and designers continue to apply creative ideas using new technologies. CodeX brings together eight recent and engaging eArt pieces. The diverse technologies and interactions raise questions about the human condition, exploring our attitudes, differences and similarities with machines. The exhibition proposes three themes to codify eArt: Algorithms, Identity, and The Nature of Reality.

The art machines in CodeX offer spontaneous carnival-like excitement while prompting visitors to reflect on the nature of being human - through sometimes playful, other times uncomfortable interactions with the works.

All art is ultimately defined by its audience. In CodeX the artworks go a stage further: they are incomplete as creative pieces without you as a player or participant.

 

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays to Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Jane Tingley, Dr. Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel, anyWare, 2018. Mixed media, 72" x 36" x 36”.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Jane Tingley, Dr. Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel, anyWare, 2018. Mixed media, 72" x 36" x 36”.
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