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December 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us to view an installation of CU cohort artist Carolyn Sortor in CU’s popup project gallery, S14. The work titled Rematerialization, comprises an array of eleven digital prints on honeycomb aluminum panels, each 9 x 53”. The project began in 2013 when Sortor accidentally produced a glitched PDF of some writings by Lucy Lippard describing Conceptualism and other trends in art in the 60’s, encapsulated by Lippard and John Chandler in the iconic phrase, “the dematerialization of art,” in which artists explored or reacted against the increasing commodification, exploitation, and colonization of art and in many cases also of other material goods, lands, and labor.
Rematerialization has to do with exploring how movements and histories reflect and interact with their respectively contemporary “real life” events and concerns, how they produce, reproduce, and transmute one another in the wake of unfolding developments and forgettings, as well as an attempt to revisit and reinterpret the successes as well as the concerns and work of the 60’s in the light of our own time, when it is the immaterial dimensions of our lives that seem to have become the means or venues for commodifying, exploiting, and colonizing our immaterial properties, virtual space, and our very psyches.