The first exhibition in NAAU's Couture
series opens next week with The Video Gentlemen's BYOTV
. The show is in response to the U.S.'s decision to end all analog television broadcasting in February, 2009: "Pre-empting the scheduled program of obsolescence, The Video Gentlemen's BYOTV network launches a six-week season of special reports engaged with this technocultural turn." The signal will be broadcast from NAAU, and visitors are encouraged to "Bring Your Own TV," or borrow one from the gallery, "intercepting transmissions from their immediate airspace."
Exhibition • March 19 - April 27
Opening reception • 5-8pm • March 22
New American Art Union
• 922 SE Ankeny • 503.231.8294
The catalog is hilarious and very well thought out... the exhibition itself should really flummox the Kraft Uber Alles! crowd too... transmitting television signals for only a few feet is wonderfully absurd but leave it to artists to turn anachronism and a certain overachieving geek attitude into something unexpected like this.
Im certain many will still be hung up about the money but really it's only an average sized grant for such an involved project.
This should be fun.
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