Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dreamlands: Video Art at the Whitney + Food: Clever Images Promote Pret A Manger

Video Exhibition
at the Whitney

- Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition fills the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, and includes a film series in the third-floor theater. 
- The exhibition’s title refers to the science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s alternate fictional dimension, whose terrain of cities, forests, mountains, and an underworld can be visited only through dreams. Similarly, the spaces in Dreamlands will connect different historical moments of cinematic experimentation, creating a story that unfolds across a series of immersive spaces.
- This is the most technologically complex project mounted in the Whitney’s new building to date, embracing a wide range of moving image techniques, from hand-painted film to the latest digital technologies. The works on view use color, touch, music, spectacle, light, and darkness to confound expectations, flattening space through animation and abstraction, or heightening the illusion of three dimensions.

• Photos from opening night:

(In no particular order) 
The Video Artists represented in the Whitney's Dreamlands Exhibition.

(Source: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY, info@whitney.org )

plays with their food!
(Art on the walls of the French Fast Food Restaurant)

(Source: Photos taken by ARTSnFOOD staff, from the street, on the wall of Pret A Manger.)

Until later,
ARTSnFOOD is an online magazine dedicated to providing artists and collectors around the world with highlights of current art exhibitions, and to encourage all readers to invest in and participate in "The Joy of Art"® and culture. All rights reserved. All Concepts, Original Art, Text & Photographs in this posting (which are not credited) are © Copyright 2016 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, event, museum, fair or festival photographs were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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