Challenging new and traditional takes on the theme Generation, Generation, the Fall 2022 New Media Arts Capstone exhibition features works by and is curated by Mishel Agustin, Cecilia Ali, Sarah Brown, Stephanie Canela, Carolina Castillo, Evelyn Chat, Jieying Chen, Eun Young Cho, Sara Grace Chu, Anthony Chung, Ashley Espinosa, Alexa Eusebio, Maryam Farghaly, Nishat Farhana, Nehemiah Lucena, Peng Luo, Andrew Mo, Ciara Mohamed, Judy Ng, In Sun Oh, Sophie Ryan, Glenda Solis and Stanley Yashayev. These young artists explore their own perspectives on generational differences with individual works that come together and intertwine. The exhibition embraces the minds of these young artists and provides an understanding of their own experiences with “generation.”
The new media artworks in Generation, Generation are set in varying scales and contexts. They range from addressing concepts on an intimate level, to tackling the experiences and sentiments of a larger society. They span video, animation, art games, websites, and photography. In viewing this exhibition, the audience is able to understand the unique interpretations of the word generation: demographic cohorts, the progression of technological development, personal ancestry, and more.
The exhibition is organized in four curatorial sections, “Infinite Cycle,” “Generation Gap,” “Navigations,” and “Cascading.” “Generation Gap” features video works that address the different ideologies, sentiments, and features of various age groups, highlighting both the frictions and commonalities that may result. In “Infinite Cycle,” the artists have created works that embrace a cyclical element related to the theme. “Navigations” spotlights a journey of perspectives, whether belonging to the artists themselves, to others, or to a combination of both. “Cascading” reveals a series of events that progress within the next generation and cascade in a line over time.
Generation, Generation reflects on the distinctions between generations, either through intentional comparison or through implication. The works also suggest the connection between generations, whether progressively linear in nature or abstractly defined. In either case, this capstone exhibition is a vivid expression of how a class has metamorphosed a theme into thought-provoking works bound to prompt the audience to ponder their own understanding of “Generation, Generation.”