The Museum’s New Media Gallery, which opened in 2012, provides an opportunity to spotlight artists who are working in New Media, including stop action and hand-drawn animation, narrative film, Glitch Art, sound, video and light installations, and other live programs connected via the Internet. In 2012, the Museum hosted its first new media juried exhibition, inviting local artists to participate in the Museum’s programming and introduce viewers to an innovative and interactive medium. With the mission of the New Media Gallery in mind, the Museum has decided to establish the juried exhibition as an annual event, providing regional artists a chance to exhibit in one of the only galleries of its kind in Western North Carolina.
A preview screening and reception for Prime Time will take place in conjunction with Moogfest on Friday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Museum’s upper theatre (advance registration is required). Following the opening, the New Media Gallery will offer daily screenings of the works by the 12 finalists. The videos are played in a loop that lasts for about one hour.
This exhibition was organized by the Asheville Art Museum, and co-curated by David Teng Olsen, New Media Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College; Benjamin Funke, New Media Artist and Visiting Professor of Art at Humboldt State University; and Candace Reilly, Asheville Art Museum. Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Moogfest.