Retro-Tech

San Jose Museum of Art
July 22, 2010 – February 6, 2011

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Extended hours on September 16, 2010

The artists represented in this exhibition grapple with the potential of technology as they “build their own world.”  They re-purpose and manipulate technologies of the past and present in ways that range from playful to ironic to analytical. As these artists explore the ‘craft’ of technology, they often investigate the very notion of obsolescence. Here, with the benefit of our 21st-century hindsight, the historical course of technology becomes a vehicle for understanding both our present context and our visions for an augmented future.

Artists include:
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla
Katya Bonnenfant
Tim Hawkinson
Aleksandra Mir
Rebar
Camille Scherrer
Victoria Scott & Scott Kildall
MadeIn (Xu Zhen)
Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga


 
 
Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen