Main image: Carla Gannis, Portraits in Landscape, Sunrise, TRANSFER Download
As you may have read in our recent news post, throughout August Carla Gannis’ artwork Portraits in Landscape is on display in New York’s Times Square. Inspired by the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the digital video features two animated figures made from emojis, moving through emoji-fied landscapes, and is “a continuation of [Gannis’] focus on combining eccentric art-historical references with visual smartphone language.”
Midnight Moment is one stop in a packed summer schedule of exhibitions for Gannis, who has two concurrent exhibitions in New York alone, plus group exhibitions in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Saskatchewan, Santa Fe, Hull and Ljubljana.
Carla Gannis in DIGITAL ART AT THE SONY CENTER, BERLIN - Sony Center, Potsdamer Straße, Berlin
As well as showing in Times Square, Portraits in Landscape is on show in both single-channel and three-channel formats in a group exhibition at HARVESTWORKS at Governors Island, New York until 21 October. The TEAM Lab: Artworks and Experiences 2018 is presented by TECHNE_Lab and The Streaming Museum and features the work of the TECHNE lab of the university of Colorado, Michael Theodore, Ryan Wurst, Laura Kim, Michael Lee and Amerika. A further opportunity to see Gannis’ work on the big screen can be found in Berlin, where works by Gannis, Driessens & Verstappen and Manuel Roßner are featured on the vast LED screen at Potsdamer Platz in a display curated by DAM Gallery.
Until 19 August Gannis is part of Art and Artificial Intelligence Today at Pendoran Vinci, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany alongside Nora Al-Badri & Jan Nikolai Nelles, Jonas Blume, Justine Emard, Sofian Audry and Erin Gee, Liat Grayver, Faith Holland, Tuomas A. Laitinen, and William Latham. The exhibition is curated by Tina Sauerlaender and Peggy Schoenegge of peertospace and features Gannis’ Non-Facial Recognition Project.
The Garden of Emoji Delights
Also until 19 August is STOP AND GO at MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This exhibition focuses on the GIF, bringing together gif artworks by 9 artists: Gannis, Bill Domonkos, Zack Dougherty, Roberto Fassone, Nika Ham, Lorna Mills, Okkult Motion Pictures, Chiara Passa and James Kerr (Scorpion Dagger). Carla Gannis shows her project The Garden of Emoji Delights, work from which is also available as a digital edition on Sedition.
Until 17 September at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, URL/IRL is a group show which looks at the construction of digital identity and asks how screen-based culture has influenced the way people understand themselves and each other. Featuring work by Barry Ace, Jeremy Bailey, Jeremy Bailey and Kristen D. Schaffer, Madelyne Beckles, Maya Ben David, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Freya Björg Olafson, Desearch Dept. Kaley Flowers, Carla Gannis, Carrie Gates, Nandan Ghiya, Amanda Low, Lorna Mills, Endam Nihan, Dominique Pétrin, Sarah Rothberg, Megan Smith, and Angela Washko.
Carla Gannis in MEASURES OF LIFE
Carla Gannis is among the winners of the prestigious Lumen Prize for Digital Art. An exhibition showcasing the work of the winning artists is on display at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK until 30 September. MEASURES OF LIFE features work by ::vtol::, Rachel Ara, Stanza, Molly Soda, Nicole Ruggiero, Refrakt, Carla Gannis and Anna Ridler .
Until May 2019, the TRANSFER Download exhibition will be on show at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation in Santa Fe. The TRANSFER Download is a unique virtual exhibition format which exists as a ‘download’ online as well as being shown in a variety of IRL locations. The current Download explores ‘Simulations in Hyperspace’, and features work by AES+F, LaTurbo Avedon, Snow Yunxue Fu, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Alex McLeod, Rollin Leonard, Lorna Mills, Harvey Moon, Sabrina Ratte, Nicolas Sassoon & Rick Silva, Daniel Temkin, Theo Triantafyllidis, and Lu Yang. As part of the Download Gannis presents a 3-channel HD video installation, Portraits in Landscape, Sunrise which is accompanied by a custom soundtrack by Michael Lee.
HARVESTWORKS, Governors Island, Nolan Park Building 8a, New York, US
PENDORAN VINCI, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, DE
MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts, Grad Tivoli, Ljubljana, SI
DIGITAL ART AT THE SONY CENTER, BERLIN - Sony Center, Potsdamer Straße 4, Berlin, DE
MEASURES OF LIFE by the LUMEN PRIZE - Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK
Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, 231 Delgado St, Santa Fe, NM, US