Katie Rose Pipkin MFA ’18 exhibits in “Invisible Cities”, a show about differing infrastructures, mediated systems, the parafictional, and the digital baroque. The exhibition opens Apr 18 at Columbia University, on view through May 20.
Calvino’s novel is less a story, an imaginative travelogue, than an investigation into the human condition. Like Calvino’s text, the exhibition Invisible Cities touches on disparate themes and differing infrastructures, mediated systems, the parafictional, and the digital baroque, to describe the multiplicities of contemporary subjectivity. The show takes viewers on a journey through a trio of complementary media–the photographic, the filmic, and the digital—as it examines the complicated relationship between representation and mediation.
The exhibition is curated by Page Benkowski, Taylor Fisch, and Georgia Horn, each a graduate student in the Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies program in the Department of Art History and Archaeology.
Benkowski’s contribution, #digitalbaroque, presents works by Anthony Antonellis, Cameron Askin, Carla Gannis, Joe Hamilton, Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva, Lorna Mills, Allison Parrish, and Katie Rose Pipkin. These artists all engage with the dynamic, participatory aesthetic of the digital baroque, creating artworks sited in the fold between the physical and the cyber that invite—and sometimes even demand—viewer-participation to be fully-realized.