AVATARS // ghosts and AVATARS // futures attempt 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. “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.
AVATARS debuted at the San Francisco Art Institute in fall of 2018 and was originally curated by Giuliana Funkhouser and Krista Wright.
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
Friday, April 26, 2019; 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019; 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 – Saturday, May 18, 2019
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00pm – 5:00pm or by appointment
Special hours during Somerville Open Studios:
Saturday, May 4: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday, May 5: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
NOTE: A trolley stops right outside of the Nave Gallery on the Saturday and Sunday of SOS.
ABOUT THE CURATOR: