Transmissions, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
June 4 – August 9, 2015
Featuring work by artists selected from the 2014 Open Call: Elisabeth Ajtay, Leticia Bajuyo, Candace Hicks, Benjamin McVey, Latifa Medjdoub, Clifton Riley, Ansen Seale, Kenneth Steinbach, Levente Sulyok, and Hyounsang Yoo.
Conveying meaning through verbal and nonverbal methods to relay information, voice an opinion, express emotion, and relate to others is at the foundation of existence. While methods are diverse–utilizing codified signs and symbols, gestures, technology, or abstract expressions, what happens to the message once it is sent? Translation and interpretation of communications is affected by channels and the lenses by which such messages can be read–politically, culturally, socially. While art is widely accepted as a means of expression, how is that message received? In the age of emoticons, when one’s voice can be transmitted around the world instantaneously, what is communication’s role, and how is human interaction affected?