~NICHOLAS STEINDORF & ANTONE KONST: BROOKLYN . . PARIS: FUTURE FORWARD
Brooklyn-based artists, NICHOLAS STEINDORF & ANTONE KONST, both Yale MFA 2014 graduates – have been invited to participate in a big, fast forward / online exhibition space – that is taking shape in Paris.
one of the main organizers of this far flung & global endeavor of the imagination is . . . JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET.
you can find him on . . FACEBOOK.
the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER is an online contemporary art ‘museum’ that will exist solely in your dreams, not.
but . . close !!
it’s exhibition space that is solely . . DIGITAL !!
great graphic design, or what !!
their kickstarter campaign successfully raised their goal of 2,861 Euros.
the page is in French, bien sur – but if you open the page in google Chrome – it should auto translate for you.
see: their kickstarter page
this future-tense, forward looking, & most definite cutting edge . . VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER – arises out of Paris and all the exhibition space is . . . digital.
the digital space is organized around a video ‘game’ format . . wherein the ‘users’ / translate ‘exhibition goers’ (lol) will “walk-through’ the exhibition using their keyboard ‘arrow’ keys & ‘mouse’.
needless to say – the ‘lay-out’ and graphics – are to be noted !!
tres chic and, well . . . . d-r-e-a-m-y !!
though the spirit is global – and ultimately: hopeful, it seems to have an apocalyptic edge – I wonder why, duh.
it’s also interesting, form both a digitial & symbolic point of view, as well as a matter of graphic industrial design – that this virtual ‘display’ case – has walls of . . concrete.
here’s a peek . . into the entrance of the main exhibition ‘hall’ !!
see: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER – PLAN du MUSEE
this is an image from the: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER – HALL DES SCULPTEURS
interesting, right ?!!
I like the manipulation of ‘space’, the minimalism, the construction / desconstruction graphics.
very futuristic, full of infinite potential & ‘concept’ – yet it also seems very ancient Greek.
see more: Virtual Dream Center – Hall Des Sculpteurs
The first set of shows are launching in JAN 2016 – with 3 shows:
1. a large group exhibit curated by ANTONE KONST that takes the form of a ‘sculptural garden’ with digital work by . . JON MERRIT, AUSTIN LEE, MAAYAN STRAUSS . . and including NICHOLAS STEINDORF & ANTONE KONST, and a “ton more super talented people.”
2. a solo show by JONATHAN MEEESE.
3. a solo show by NICHOLAS STEINDORF, showing his ‘ZACH – VERSION 1’.
here’s some images from . .
NICHOLAS STEINDORF’S . . . ‘ZACH – VERSION 1’ – Virtual Dream Center installation:
ps: I told you, nudity – is creeping back, though not in the sexualized, glammed-up, or even twisted-out, 70s, 80s, or 90s way.
but more . . back to bare bones, humanity & survival. bio wonder. life.