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.
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.
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!