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AVATARS // futures: art exhibition opening reception
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Nave Gallery presents AVATARS // futures curated by Christina Balch
A two-part exploration, AVATARS // futures is the second of two exhibitions to document the ways that artists represent their bodies, their ideas, their nations, and their dead in today’s digital world where the physical and virtual, human and non-human, self and other, are increasingly intertwined and indistinguishable. AVATARS // futures explores avatars in new media and ideas of the future. “Avatar” is originally a Sanskrit word describing mortal incarnations of Hindu deities. In colloquial use, the term refers to a digital image or 3D character representing an individual on the internet. Drawing inspiration from these concepts, the AVATARS exhibitions are a transdisciplinary exploration of folkloric characters, alter-egos, cyborgs, and incarnations.