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uses performances, interactive arts, mixed media, time-based works, and installations to display the excess of outdated electronic devices that often find a new life after being left behind.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
Kyle Evans and James Connolly
The Post Family
Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-369-6643
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, visit: www.colum.edu/deps
Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for more than 10,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu.
Cara Birch, 312.369.8695, email@example.com