March 26 - May 28, 2023
Uncanny Virtuality presents works by Kristín Helga Ríkhardsóttir, Meriem Bennani, María Guðjohnsen, Bita Razavi, Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir, and Inari Sandell. The exhibition focuses on digital art, photography, the moving image, realism, and hyperreality. Each artist explores themes of reality and virtuality through their perspective practices, commenting on a disconnection, anxiety, and irony that is unique to our current generation within a new-media world. Through a digital expression, they find satire in the stresses of the 21st century, attending to modes of existential crisis, climate disaster, ecology, human nature, and capitalistic corruption. Their works lead us to ponder how the realm of hyperreality can lead to abstracted, disconnected experience.
The artists work within 3D media, animation, video, photography, and digitally informed sculptural and painterly practice, pointing to the blurring lines between reality and simulated existence. Using the moving image and the digital as a starting point, they question what the future holds within a society that has become so dependent upon online realities and digital expressions of sociality.
Artists: Kristín Helga Ríkhardsóttir, Meriem Bennani, María Guðjohnsen, Bita Razavi, Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir, and Inari Sandell.