“Mediating Place,” curated by Meredith Hoy and Kevin Benisvy, Harbor Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Boston, October 5th -25th, 2011

Mediating Place

The Harbor Gallery proudly presents a landmark exhibition of international contemporary new media artists converging on the theme of “place” in its October exhibit, Mediating Place, curated by Meredith Hoy and Kevin Benisvy. The artists hail from New York City; Berkely, Califonia; London, UK; China (exact wherabouts unkown); and our very own Boston, MA. They represent institutions as diverse as University of Rochester, University of California Berkeley, University of London, Emerson College, Mass Art, and MIT, and have work in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. The show seeks to address issues of place in the environment, politics, the home, media and technology with work like Ben Bray’s periodic streaming video updates from his current expedition in the Arctic, John Craig Freeman and collaborators’ augmented reality installations famed for using their politically-minded virtual exhibitions to crash renowned venues such as the MoMA and the Venice Bienale, Ann Torke’s residual accumulation sculptures from the home, and much more.