Upcoming Exhibitions

Lily Benson: Future Mechanism Replacement

February 13 – May 3, 2019

The exhibition Lily Benson: Future Mechanism Replacement will be on view February 13–May 3, 2019 at the New Media Artspace at Baruch College.

There will be a casual discussion with the artist for Baruch students on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. in the New Media Artspace and room 415 in the Library and Information Building.

The New Media Artspace will host an artist lecture and closing reception on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Engelman Recital Hall, BPAC. Admission is free to all Baruch students. Tickets coming soon. Entrance to BPAC is on 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue.

Curatorial Statement

Lily Benson: Future Mechanism Replacement brings together four works by the New York-based filmmaker and artist Lily Benson. Throughout her work, Benson “re-visions” odd episodes lost to history. Rather than simply recuperating or retelling the strange stories she unearths, Benson approaches research with a humorous sensibility and in the spirit of intervention. Her films unsettle characters and events from the past, diverting them from expected outcomes toward alternate horizons, untapped feminist futures, and nascent dream states.

The exhibition title is inspired by techniques Benson learned in her training as a hypnotist. Like art, hypnotism reroutes received wisdom, re-visioning and revising internalized ways of seeing and being. Benson’s films release potential queer futures from inherited legacies of the past. 3D animation liberates imagery, while creative storytelling augurs alternate narratives. In this light, the works collected for Future Mechanism Replacement all refuse the trope of mechanistic causality that anchors belief in historical determinacy as well as habitual uses of technology.


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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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