• FEB 06 to MAR 19
    Group Exhibition
    superreal: alternative realities in photography and video

    Category

    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    FEB 06 to MAR 19, 2013

    Monday Closed Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 6pm. Tue. - Closed Wednesday 11am -6pm Sunday Closed

    Event Location

    El Museo

    1230 FIFTH AVENUE (AT 104TH STREET) NEW YORK NY 10029
    New York City
    United States

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    Artists

    • Abelardo Morell
    • Alfonso Muñoz
    • Alfredo de Stéfano
    • Ana de la Cueva
    • Andrea Juan
    • Andres Serrano
    • Betsabée Romero
    • Christina Howard Sandoval
    • Christopher López
    • Edin Vélez

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    Information

    This exhibition explores the layered meanings and interpretations of the real as it is represented in photography and video art. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, various objects and natural phenomena, these images explore alternative realities despite their use of the photographic or video image, traditionally understood as a reflection of actuality. superreal features works that challenge the notion of the camera’s lens as presenting visual accuracy and explores the subversion of narrative form, the creation of a parallel reality, surreal or super-real encounters with objects, people and environments. Partial, hidden, or enigmatic meanings are explored by the artists gathered here.  Iconic works by significant photographers and video artists are included along with newer works by younger artists. The incisive points of view and varied methodologies seen here allow the artists to create works that explore the limits of narrative form and its relationship to reality. The works, ranging in dates from the early 1960s to the present, reveal the various ways in which the real is emphasized and subverted, revealed and obscured.

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