Underscoring a trend among medium-size contemporary art galleries, TRANSFER is hosting three exhibitions curated by Portland, Oregon’s Upfor Gallery in its Brooklyn space from April 11 through May 13, 2017.
Both galleries, which celebrate their fourth anniversaries in operation this year, share an interest in blurring boundaries between networked, virtual artistic practices and traditional object making and physical exhibition. The galleries previously collaborated to support the work of various artists including Morehshin Allahyari and Claudia Hart.
April 11 – May 13, 2017
1030 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours: Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The three hosted exhibitions feature Upfor gallery artists working in a variety of media:
Iyvone Khoo (exhibiting April 8 and 15) presents a multichannel video installation, The Edge of Reasons, a conversation between humans and Pyrocystis fusiformis, a bioluminescent marine organism. The artwork records an experiment in which human-created vibration is translated to ripples, which cause the plankton to glow.
Birch Cooper (exhibiting April 22 and 29) will have the official opening and book launch for his acclaimed online exhibition, Convolution Weave Structures, currently on view at upfor.digital. Cooper’s exhibition superimposes complex virtual sculptures onto documentary images of Upfor’s physical gallery space taken during a beautiful spring day–all of which will be digitally displayed at TRANSFER’s Brooklyn space. The exhibition is accompanied by a physical book of virtual sculpture and a digital download album.
Pinar Yoldas (exhibiting May 6 and 13) presents the debut US screening of The Kitty AI : Artificial Intelligence for Governance (2016). It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free zone with a network of Artificial Intelligences. She lives in mobile devices of the citizens and can love up to three million people.