Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art of the Future
An exhibit in conjunction with TransCultural Exchange's
2009 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts
and Boston Cyberarts Festival 2009
April 3 - May 15, 2009
Artist's Reception: May 1st, 6-8pm
Free and Open to the Public
Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art of the Future celebrates today’s new world order, where borders are porous, communication instantaneous, and spectacular achievements, more often than not, a joint effort.
For Here, There and Everywhere, TransCultural Exchange asked artists to collaborate with people from different cultures and disciplines. Artists were asked to step outside their historically solitary studio practice and explore new ways of making art – to celebrate cross-fertilization, multi-disciplinary practices and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, and in the process to embrace the art of the future.
In some cases the artists collaborated on the same pieces, either trading them back and forth or passing them from one to another in a modern day version of the Surrealists’ game “The Exquisite Corpse,” updated with the use of the internet. Not surprisingly new technology appeared in a number of works, including one in which the commonplace question asked of strangers about the weather became the basis of a global blog and another in which eBay became the artists’ exhibition venue. Artists also joined scientists in experiments that included communicating with bacteria. Isolated cultures were visited and engaged. Musicians composed with visual artists. Chefs worked with sculptors; and others reached out to community members to create wondrous artistic hybrids. All of these pieces remind us that working together is often more enlightening than working alone, that we have much to learn from one another and that much can be gained by doing so.
The result is over sixty exhibitions, talks and performances in more than as many places, engaging everyone from artists, writers, musicians, chefs, scientists and engineers to a community of rural nomads. More than 200 people from over 60 countries around the world participated.
The Distillery Gallery is pleased to exhibit the following collaborative efforts:
URBAN THEMES, WESTERN/EASTERN CITIES
Walter Crump • Gulay Alpay
ONE WORLD—MANY PAPERS
Jane Ingram Allen in collaboration with dozens of
artists around the world
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY/PSYCHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Anne LaPrade Seuthe • Michael Goering •
Christoph Rodde • Klaus Postler
ARTY AS ALL GIT [SIC] OUT: A HAND COBBLED
MUSIC MAKING MACHINE
Rudi Punzo • Peter Lindenmuth
TO ILLUSTRATE THE SPACE BETWEEN OUR WORK,
USING PRINTMAKING AS THE MODEL & THE
Lara Loutrel • Florian Foerster
Peter Lipsitt • Chien Yin-ru • James Vitale
Please visit the artist's reception which will include a live performance of "A Hand Cobbled Music Making Machine" on Friday, May 1st, from 6-8pm.