Thursday, June 16
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8
“Contemporary art is at a standstill, and partially because of technology”
What happens to art in the Internet age? How has the ability to surf endless digital images changed the gallery-going experience? Philosophers, artists and exhibition-makers in this documentary look at whether infinite reproduction liberates art from a volatile art market and an undemocratic exhibition circuit, and question whether the desire for physical objects is really just nostalgic fetishism.
Making and sharing ‘museum selfies’ has become a normal part of experiencing art. As digital technology has completely transformed the experience of art forever; #artoffline provokes viewers to ask, do we lose something if the physical artwork disappears?
Director: Manuel Correa
Duration: 60 min
Doors & Bar: 6:00 PM
Screening: 7:00 PM sharp
The screening of #artoffline will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Presentation House Gallery Director, Reid Shier.
Manuel Correa, Director of #artoffline
Clint Burnham, art writer and SFU professor
Maria Lantin, Director of Research at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Mohammad Salemy, art critic and independent curator
Andy Sylvester, Director of Equinox Gallery