“YELLOW SPARKLE”: This photograph by Marilyn Minter is featured in “Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age,” on view May 7 through August 7 at Art on Hulfish in Palmer Square. An exhibition opening celebration will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What does it mean to be an artist in a pixelated world? “Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age” seeks to answer this question with the work of a group of contemporary global and cross-generational artists who explore the changing role of video and photography in the era of digital communication and social media. Their work considers the role of artists in a society where online culture is ubiquitous and where new platforms for self-expression are constantly developing.
The exhibit will be on view at Art on Hulfish, the Princeton University Museum of Art’s photo gallery in downtown Princeton, from May 7 through August 7.
Spanning three decades, the works featured in “Screen Time” are by turns ironic, playful, nostalgic and critical in their considerations of how the internet has transformed the way we present ourselves, connect with others and let’s engage with layers. technologies that inform our large-scale digital experiences. The exhibition explores themes ranging from science and geographic systems, ecology and environmentalism, fashion to intellectual property and social media influence.
“By bringing together an incisive selection of contemporary lens-based works, ‘Screen Time’ offers timely insight into the hugely diverse and abundant responses to the digital information age,” said James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher –David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, director.
The exhibition includes Christian Marclay’s iconic montage highlighting the ubiquity of the telephone as a narrative device in classical cinema; Cyrus Kabiru’s afrofuturistic glasses incorporating found electronic waste; one of Marilyn Minter’s faded but glamorous photographs evoking online makeup tutorials and fashion advertising; Peter Funch’s Instagram-era digital composites, a modern take on the genre of street photography; and documentation of Otobong Nkanga’s performance work exploring the environmental legacy of colonialism.
The Exhibit Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art on Hulfish and will be hosted by Steward and Associate Curator Beth Golnick.
“Screen Time” is curated by Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, and Phillip Prodger, Executive Director, Curatorial Exhibitions. The works in this exhibition were loaned by the EKARD Collection. The exhibition is presented by Curatorial Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
Art on Hulfish, located at 11 Hulfish Street at Palmer Square in downtown Princeton, is open daily. Free entry. For more information, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.