Sun / Mar 26
5:53pm

Bentonville

NEW EXHIBITION: Seeing Now Posted on 03.02.17

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This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how we consume and interpret that information—how visual and psychological perception are evolving in the 21stcentury. The global pervasiveness of conflict has engendered the normalization of shock and numb; wanting to look but not to see, we lose sight. As many of these artworks reveal, we are disturbed by violent, unjust, or tragic incidents, yet accustomed to their regularity, and may be blind to their causes and costs. This selection of work documents instances of racial and social injustice, the degradation of the environment, the new technologies used to protect and surveil, and the proliferation and consumption of screen-based information that shapes what we see, know, and understand of past and present moments, fleeting in time, lasting in impact.

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