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Message from
Our Planet

Digital Art from
the Thoma Collection

Jun 28-Dec 29, 2024

Penelope Umbrico, 48,586,054 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr (Partial) 11/05/20, 2020. Wall installation of 1,440 color photographs on paper, and tape.

Message from Our Planet brings together 19 software, video, and light-technology artworks from 17 international artists working at the forefront of digital and electronic art. The exhibition proposes that media technologies, from vintage devices to cutting-edge digital algorithms, offer distinct ways for artists to communicate with future generations. Themed like a global time capsule, the group of artworks reflect the artifacts and ambitions of contemporary life.

Curated by the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation

Additional support provided by the Anselm Talalay Photography Endowment.

Exhibition Images

Select images: Robert Wilson, LADY GAGA: Mademoiselle Caroline Riviere, 2013.

Digital video (with sound); Jenny Holzer, Red Tilt, 2002. Custom electronics (silent), double-sided light-emitting diode signs with Taitron diodes, stainless steel housings and bezels; Claudia Hart,The Ruins, 2020. Digital video (with sound); Paul Pfeiffer, Caryatid (Stiverne), 2018. Digital video (silent), chrome 32" CRT monitor

Featured Artists:

Brian Bress, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Hong Hao, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Claudia Hart, Jenny Holzer, Lee Nam Lee, Christian Marclay, Paul Pfeiffer, Tabita Rezaire, Michal Rovner, Jason Salavon, Elias Sime, Skawennati, Penelope Umbrico, UVA (United Visual Artists), and Robert Wilson

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