Media is the primary way in which we, the people of today, receive information about the world. But printed and digital media play a role that is much more significant than that of a mere supplier of facts. It is undeniable that what we watch on TV and read online or in magazines and newspapers influences our perception of reality on a fundamental level. The new virtual exhibition at Culturally Arts Collective, titled “Mapping Reality,” investigates the influence of contemporary media and technology on the past, present, and future of our world.
Mapping Reality: Virtual Exhibition by Culturally Arts Collective
Following its last exhibition, “Anti-Art,” the international non-profit organization Culturally Arts Collective continues to explore complex subjects and provide a platform for dialogue. Culturally Arts Collective’s mission is to make art more accessible by allowing artists from all over the world to exhibit their pieces in a virtual space and showcase their work to a global audience. The organization is open to working with artists of diverse social and economic backgrounds, creating a space where talent and passion are all that truly matter.
Curated by Ana Catarina Bizarro, Kimberly Fabbri, and Adèle Flamand-Browne, “Mapping Reality” is on view at Culturally Arts Collective’s 3-D virtual gallery space, the Milostka Center for Exhibitions. The show features works by nine artists from Europe and the Americas: Trinity Clay, Silvia Pepe, Héritier Bilaka, Isaiah Rivera, Dora Mejía, Alan Perry, Blair Simmons, Pincel Galactic, and Ivan Kanchev.
“Mapping Reality” delves into modern technology and its impact on our lives. How are our lives shaped by the media we consume? What are the limits of technology? And how does one deal with the unease we all feel when thinking about what awaits us outside those limits? The new virtual exhibition by Culturally Arts Collective tries to answer questions about the past, present, and future of humanity in a rapidly digitizing world.
“Mapping Reality” presents an outstanding selection of traditional and digital paintings, AI art, sculptures, mixed-media pieces, and video art, showcasing the possibilities of the virtual exhibition space and human imagination. A laptop submerged in stone, satellite photos printed on satin, and apocalyptic video installations — Culturally Arts Collective has managed to curate a show that offers a multitude of approaches to the question of technology and media.
“Mapping Reality” runs at Culturally Arts Collective’s virtual space through January 15, 2024. Check it out!