“Screen Time” Exhibit at Art on Hulfish Gallery
“YELLOW SPARKLE”: This photograph by Marilyn Minter is featured in “Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age,” on view May 7 through August 7 at Art on Hulfish in Palmer Square. An opening celebration of the exhibition will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What does it mean to be an artist in a pixelated world? “Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age” seeks to answer this question with work by a group of global and intergenerational contemporary artists who explore the evolving role of video and photography in the era of digital communication and social media. Their work considers the role of artists in a society in which online culture is omnipresent and new platforms for self-expression are constantly developing.
The exhibition will be on view at Art on Hulfish, the Princeton University Art Museum’s photo-forward gallery in downtown Princeton, from May 7 through August 7.
Spanning three decades, the works on view in “Screen Time” are by turns wry, playful, nostalgic, and critical in their considerations of how the internet has transformed the ways in which we present ourselves, connect with others, and engage with the layered technologies that inform our wide-ranging digital experiences. The exhibition explores themes ranging from scientific and geographic systems, ecology and environmentalism, and fashion to intellectual property and the influence of social media.
“In bringing together a trenchant selection of contemporary lens-based works, ‘Screen Time’ affords timely glimpses into the overwhelmingly diverse and abundant responses to the digital information age,” said James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, director.
The exhibition includes Christian Marclay’s iconic montage highlighting the ubiquity of the telephone as a narrative device in classic film; Cyrus Kabiru’s Afrofuturistic eyewear incorporating found electronic waste; one of Marilyn Minter’s besmirched but glamorous photographs evoking online makeup tutorials and fashion advertising; Peter Funch’s Instagram-era digital composites, a modern take on the genre of street photography; and documentation of Otobong Nkanga’s performance work exploring the environmental legacy of colonialism.
The opening celebration of the exhibition will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art on Hulfish and hosted by Steward and Curatorial Associate Beth Golnick.
“Screen Time” is curated by Richard Rinehart, director of the Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, and Phillip Prodger, executive director, Curatorial Exhibitions. The works in this exhibition have been loaned from The EKARD Collection. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
Art on Hulfish, located at 11 Hulfish Street in Palmer Square in downtown Princeton, is open daily. Admission is free. For more information, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.