Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art


Stan VanDerBeek, Movie Mural, 1968, 35-mm slides, hand-drawn scroll, slide projectors, overhead projector, multiple 35-mm and 16-mm films transferred to video, sound. Installation view. Photo: Chandra Glick.

The new show "Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City  is a mesmerising exploration of video and immersive  art from 1905-2016. ArtPlay is excited to see such a substantial and compelling survey of video art being presented by the Whitney, a true sign of the times when digital art is increasingly finding its way into major museums, collections and homes.


According to the Whitney, the exhibition is the most technologically complex project mounted in its new building and it embraces 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.


Featured are digital works by some of ArtPlay's favorite artists including: Trisha Baga, Ivana Bašić, Frances Bodomo, Dora Budor, Ian Cheng, Bruce Conner, Ben Coonley, Joseph Cornell, Andrea Crespo, François Curlet, Alex Da Corte, Oskar Fischinger, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Alex Israel, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Pierre Joseph, Aidan Koch, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anthony McCall, Josiah McElheny, Syd Mead, Lorna Mills, Jayson Musson, Melik Ohanian, Philippe Parreno, Jenny Perlin, Mathias Poledna, Edwin S. Porter, Oskar Schlemmer, Hito Steyerl, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Stan VanDerBeek, Artie Vierkant, and Jud Yalkut, among others.


If you are in New York City, ArtPlay highly recommends a visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art to explore this exhibit!



Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art

the Whitney Museum

Oct 2016 - Feb 2017




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