Artonomy is the Spring 2019 New Media Arts Capstone Exhibition, which explores the spaces work and art fill in a metamorphosing society. Artonomy is a neologism that places art processes within the isochronism of a deconstructing society. Karl Marx theorized that the industrial age would result in the commodification of human mechanisms. Through the race towards hyper-productivity and profit, human bodies would become interchangeable and replaceable parts of a lifeless machine. Under such conditions, Artonomy is a term we invented to describe the quality or state of an artist’s being through self-governing or the self-directing freedom and moral independence of art. We use Artonomy to critique of these systems. Through its framework, cracks within rigid structures can become apparent, and seemingly immutable systems can decompose. Artonomy illustrates a collective journey towards the many revolutions that human minds and bodies may undergo when they realize and re-realize autonomy.
The exhibition has four sections, Conform, Perform, Deform, and Reform which indicate the different stages of this process. All works were created and curated by the New Media Arts 2019 Capstone class, Nadia Ali, Tyler Ayala, Katrina Belanger, Seth Cerrate, Jessica Damasceno, Zhi Dong, Maya Hilbert, Joyce Huang, Stephanie Jones, Jasmine Law, Ren Li, Zhi Liang, Jason Moy, Melissa Moy, Evelyn Okon, Peter Pekalski, Adriana Rojas, Allen Sanchez, Cristian Solano, Kevin Valdez, Jennifer Van Wie, Kareem Williams, Roxanne Wu and Haodi Zhang. The pieces were developed in various mediums such as video, animation, photography, sound art, interactive media, art games, and wearable sculpture.Read more...
M: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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W: 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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The New Media Artspace is a teaching exhibition space in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, CUNY. Housed in the Newman Library, the New Media Artspace showcases curated experimental media and interdisciplinary artworks by international
artists, students, alumni, and faculty.
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