Animation permeates twenty-first century culture; from movies and television to videogames and advertising, it fills virtually all of the screens ubiquitous in contemporary life. Screen Play: Life in an Animated World is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to examining the work of contemporary artists who use the techniques, technologies, and tropes of animation as tools in their practices. This unprecedented exhibition gathers together almost fifty captivating film, video, and immersive installations created during the past twenty-five years by more than three dozen artists from nearly twenty nations, filling the galleries of the 1905 Building and its Sculpture Court as well as the Gallery for New Media and the Auditorium.
AES+F, Haluk Akakçe, Chiho Aoshima, Cory Arcangel, Marco Brambilla, Cao Fei, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Martha Colburn, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Cécile B. Evans, Kota Ezawa, Harun Farocki, Rokni Haerizadeh, Camille Henrot, Pierre Huyghe, William Kentridge, Oliver Laric, Charles Lavoie, Lee Lee Nam, Tala Madani, Helen Marten, Miao Xiaochun, Joshua Mosley, Takashi Murakami, Jacco Olivier, Julian Opie, Jon Rafman, Tabor Robak, Jason Salavon, Jacolby Satterwhite, Allison Schulnik, Shahzia Sikander, Jennifer Steinkamp, Ryan Trecartin, Peter Wächtler, Young hae Chang Heavy Industries, Zhang Xiaotao.
This exhibition is conceived by Deputy Director Joe Lin-Hill and curated by Lin-Hill, Curator Cathleen Chaffee, and Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes, with support from Curatorial Assistant Laura Brill.
This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The John R. Oishei Foundation and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.
Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage TI.