Parsons Exhibition: The Public Private

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For the past couple of days as I’ve been walking around the Parsons building at 2 West 13th Street I always think that there is someone staring at me, and then I realize it’s just a photo. Well, a new exhibition at the Shelia C. Johnson Design Center  just may want me to feel that way. The Public Private is the first exhibition of contemporary art in New York that investigates the impact of technology and social media in the public and private realm.

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Figure outside of the Shelia C. Johnson Design Center. Part of The Public Private exhibition

Today, we increasingly put more and more personal information on the interwebs and that information has also become increasingly more public. The artworks on view adress these issues and call  for us to reflect and also make changes in understanding identity and self representation.

Curated by Christiane Paul, an Associate Professor here at the New School and Adjunct curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art the exhibit features mixed media from videos, to photos and much more.

aolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico, Face to Facebook, 2011

Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico, Face to Facebook, 2011 on view at the Shelia C. Johnson Design Center

Additional works on view include: Jill Magid’s Evidence locker, Wafaa Bilal’s 3rdi, Luke Dubois’ Missed Connections and a slew of other artists/works as well!

Carlo Zanni's Portrait with Friends on view at the S

Carlo Zanni’s Portrait with Friends on view at the Shelia C. Johnson Design Center

The Public Private is on view now until April 17, 2013. With artists tours on February 27th and March 13th, 2013.

In addition to the exhibition The New School is also sponsoring a related media contest YOURS, MINE, AND OURS IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Deadline is March 15, 2013! Good luck!

About Lauren

Hey all! I am currently a junior at Parsons in the Integrated Design fashion program. You can usually find me creating or making things, I love a great D.I.Y. Other favorite activities of mine include thrifting, consuming frozen yogurt, dancing and discovering new music!

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