Columbia College Chicago Exhibition: Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

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Sarah Frost, Column VIII, 2008, discarded telephones, cords, jacks and receivers

CHICAGO (Jan. 24, 2014)—Columbia College Chicago’s Arcade gallery presents Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, now open through Mar. 7.  The exhibition examines how artists address issues ranging from planned obsolescence of technology, the proliferation of unwanted electronics being re-appropriated as art materials and the feeling of nostalgia for “rejected” vintage items.

Featuring works by artists based in Chicago and across the United States, this multimedia exhibition uses performances, interactive arts, mixed media, time-based works, and installations to display the excess of outdated electronic devices that often find a new life after being left behind.

Through Mar. 7
Reception: Feb. 13, 5-8pm.
(Note: Best media opportunity is during and after the reception.)

The Arcade Gallery
Columbia College Chicago
618 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor

Participating artists:
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt
Nate Crumpley
Kyle Evans and James Connolly
Eric Fleischauer
Sarah Frost
Patrick Lichty
The Post Family
Maria Tzeka

Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter,, 312-369-6643

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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