Emoji Art & Design exhibition opens next week at Eyebeam
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
The Emoji Art & Design Show surveys the spread of emoji through popular culture with an art exhibition and Emoji Pop-Up Market.
In todayâ€™s visually oriented culture, which increasingly communicates through images rather than text, emoji comprise a kind of â€śvisual vernacular,â€ť a language that conveys humor, ambiguity and personality as well as meaning.
This visual form of communication isnâ€™t necessarily newâ€”from cave paintings, to hieroglyphics, to religious and mythological symbols encoded in traditional painting and sculpture, weâ€™ve been communicating through images since the dawn of mankindâ€”but its dominance in culture today, especially among millennials, seems to indicate a greater shift in our approach to self-expression.
An examination of the emoji zeitgeist, The Emoji Art & Design Show features works of art and design selected through an open call. The works presented cover a wide range of mediums from digital prints, sculptures, video and performance art, tackling themes such as emotional ambiguity, symbology, and visual communication. Works in the show explore ideas rooted in both pop and visual cultureâ€”appropriating and inserting emoji into the art history cannon, hypnotic moving images, emoji photo apps, inherent translation difficulties, and a desire for more emoji characters are represented in this exhibition.
Featuring Original Works by:
Kim Asendorf & Emilio Gomariz aka Maadonna
Jeff Baij, Al Bedell, Zoe Gholson & Michael Manning
Man Barlett & Jacinda Russell
Cara Rose Defabio
Kwok Pan Fung
Ramsey Nasser & Addie Wagenknecht
Luciel Perte & Noah Spidermen
Fito Segrera & Emilio Vavarella
Kyle M. F. Williams
For more info: http://www.emojishow.com/
Presented By: Forced Meme Productions, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center and GroupMe
Official Media Partner: Mashable
With Support From: Arts, Culture & Technology Meetup, Brugal, Dark Horse Wine, Melee Media and Perrier
The exhibit will be on display from Thursday, December 12 - Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Eyebeam Technology Center. Visit the events page for more information and operating hours.