Separation Anxiety II: RELAPSE
March 8-22 at 118 Orchard
an ongoing campaign of collaborative exhibitions that discuss art and the fine line which bridges technology and society in the super-modern age.
Artists include: AES+F, Noah Becker, Sean Capone, Ahmet Civelek, Huey Crowley, Gregory de la Haba, dNASAb, Walker Fee, Carla Gannis, Kathy Grayson, Gregory Greene, Stewart Home, GH Hovagimyan, Sandro Kopp, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Patrick Lichty, Den Marino, Laia Miret, Marjan Moghaddam, Jonathan Monaghan, MTAA, L’OR, Pete Puskas, Raphaele Shirley, Miroslaw Rogala, Jonathan Rosen, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Lydia Venieri, Lee Wells, Justin Wood, Agni Zotis, and more.
Curated by Lee Wells & Laura O’Reilly
Wallplay and IFAC are proud to announce Separation Anxiety, an ongoing campaign of collaborative exhibitions that discuss art and the fine line which bridges technology and society in the super-modern age. Affirming itself as a juggernaut, Separation Anxiety is the exhibition that never ends.
Separation anxiety first occurs in us as babies, as we come to understand our own selfhood and the permanence of objects. This exhibition stands to question notions of the object, media, and the self by juxtaposing digital and traditional artworks to create a dialogue on neo-contemporary culture and the individual’s place within it. The artists include a cross section of general troublemakers and steadfast flag carriers of the old Avant-garde that post-poserism just couldn’t kill off.
We live in the age of overstimulation and are more codependent on technology than we are on people. The little screens that surround us everywhere serve as handheld portals into a self-made matrix of connectivity, or lack thereof. Anti-social media. We invite you to come clinging to your phones, text throughout our opening, instagram your experience and see the results on our screens.
The International Fine Arts Consortium, originally founded in 1996, is an independent semi-nomadic curatorial platform and agency co-directed by Lee Wells and Gregory de la Haba. IFAC functions in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network of artists, curators, and advisors that seek to expand the dialogue in the arts and the avant garde. www.ifac-arts.com @ifacarts