Culturally Arts Collective pushes the boundaries of contemporary art by presenting work of the artists from diverse backgrounds, helping them reach their full potential. The new virtual exhibition by Culturally Arts Collective defies art as we know it, which appears to be in accordance with the main mission of the organization. Art is often seen as a luxury that only the elites are allowed to enjoy. The new exhibition titled “Anti-Art” features works by artists who not only disagree with this notion but also actively prove it wrong.
Anti-Art: A New Virtual Exhibition by Culturally Arts Collective
“Anti-art” is an exhibition held by Culturally Arts Collective in its virtual 360-degree gallery. Culturally Arts Collective uses art to bring together communities, educate, and shed light on important issues. All of its virtual exhibitions are free and can be “visited” by anyone. This allows the represented artists to get exposure in a way that frees them from the constraints of physical exhibition space. It seems that a place like this is perfect for showcasing subversive and thought-provoking work.
“Anti-art” features works by twenty-one artists from Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Participating in a virtual exhibition allows them to showcase their art and artistic vision without having to spend money on flights and art transportation, which is another benefit offered by online galleries. This particular show is focused on topics of identity, womanhood, culture, technology, and many more.
The majority of pieces one can view at the exhibition are mixed-media artworks. For example, Maksim Shishoc’s “Instrumentarium (tool)” is composed of several separate pieces joined together to translate a singular message. Framed paint brushes and a divider might look like regular artistic tools, but, upon closer inspection, one can notice they are deconstructed. The artist replaced the handles of the brushes and the pencil of the divider with cigarettes. This whimsical display allows for a new perspective on tools we have grown familiar with.
Derek Raymond explores the feeling of being rejected in his collage piece titled “Sorry to Inform You.” Rejection is part of many people’s lives, and while artists are the ones who constantly face it, they are also often the ones who are the most sensitive to it. “Sorry to Inform You” is made from overlapping posters that read words so many now-famous creative people had to hear on their way to success.
The virtual exhibition “Anti-Art” can be seen on the official website of Culturally Arts Collective through June 31, 2023. Be sure to visit it and get ready to challenge your views on what art can be!