Most museums view the online components of their exhibitions as secondary appendages or marketing materials, designed to bring visitors into the galleries. Rui Guerra is combatting that attitude and helping museums address the internet as a medium in its own right.
Eric Beltz was driving through LA when he spotted, on the side of the freeway, a sacred plant he was researching as part of Shamanic cultures. From there, Beltz has delved into the secret history of weeds in drawings that take a plants-eye view of human history.
Chiara Clemente’s film series, Beginnings, shrewdly delves into the origins of creative lives. From Yoko Ono to Christian Louboutin, the shorts are deeply personal and specific, yet provide insight into the equally distinctive abilities and motivations of the viewer.
With his photographs, videos, and installations, Hank Willis Thomas explores the rich terrain of the past and present. He collaborates with his peers and encourages non-artists to build projects that focus on the diversity of humanity, including the western media’s images of blackness.
Instead, he collects. He accumulates everyday objects that catch his eye but would normally be overlooked. The glint of light off a marble, the color of a milk crate, or liquid sloshing around in a plastic bottle can spawn sculptures shown around the world.