Exhibition

Bcc:

6 Sep 2019 – 28 Sep 2019

Event times

Opening Event 06/09/19 6-8pm
Open Thursday-Saturday 12-5pm 07/09-28/09/2019
Curators Talk 07/09/2019 2pm

Cost of entry

Free

Vivid Projects

Birmingham
West Midlands, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 4, 5, 6, 37, 37A, 27Y, 41 649, 560, 66Y 57, 57Y, 58, 58A, 60, X66
  • New Street, Moor Street

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Vivid Projects announces Bcc: an international group exhibition co-presented by Decoy Magazine (Vancouver) and Vivid Projects (Birmingham).

About

The exhibition draws from Decoy Magazine’s unique email subscription programme, which commissioned new work by digital artists around the world from 2016 to 2019. The programme used a collective patronage model and endeavoured to protect the rights of artists through an informed, sustainable, and contractual sharing platform. The exhibition at Vivid Projects features an archive of digital works from 19 Bcc: commissioned artists , representing a diverse group of contemporary, international, emerging, and established digital artists whose works contend with the limitations and opportunities of alternative distribution channels.

Bcc: deals with the transformation of media distribution ethics and the conventions around our perception and understanding of the artwork as an object. The affordances of any artwork—its medium, size, price, genre—determine how it is exhibited, distributed, stored, commissioned, and archived. Bcc: is a call to reflect on how everyday and allegedly private networks delimit privacy, through the free circulation of small files and artworks in particular—and how the mode of delivery regulates and shapes the capacities of an artwork. We want to further challenge these ideas by bringing artworks designed for online circulation into a physical exhibition space, in order to expand the works’ potential audience from a private screen to a shared public space. Through this exhibition, we consider the complex challenges of distributing digital artwork while acknowledging its insistent materiality and physicality.

Curated by Lauren Marsden for Decoy and produced by Antonio Roberts for Vivid Projects.

Participating artists: Jeremy Bailey (Canada), Scott Benesiinaabandan (Canada), Renick Bell (Japan), Anthony Discenza (USA), Santa France (Latvia), Donato Mancini (Canada), Olivia McGilchrist (Jamaica), Lorna Mills (Canada), Jonathan Monaghan (USA), Nick Montfort (USA), Sabrina Ratté (Canada), Antonio Roberts (UK), Claudia Salamanca (Colombia), Nicolas Sassoon (Canada), Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi (Lebanon), Sydney Southam (Canada), Alexandra Spence (Australia), Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago), Xuan Ye (Canada)

Public Preview: Friday 6 September 6-8pm | Curator’s Talk: Saturday 7 September, 2pm.

Curators

Lauren Marsden

Exhibiting artists

Nick Montfort

Jeremy Bailey

Scott Benesiinaabandan

Rodell Warner

Santa France

Anthony Discenza

Antonio Roberts

Lorna Mills

Claudia Salamanca

Xuan Ye

Sydney Southam

Nicolas Sassoon

Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi

Jonathan Monaghan

Sabrina Ratté

Donato Mancini

Alexandra Spence

Renick Bell

Olivia McGilchrist

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