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Re:Mind

823 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
September 17th, 2014 - November 15th, 2014
Opening: September 16th, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://fisher.usc.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
fmoa@usc.edu
PHONE:  
(213) 740-4561
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat 12-4
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
USC (University of Southern California)
TAGS:  
surrealism, digital, video-art, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The USC Fisher Museum of Art Presents: RE: MIND

A Solo Exhibition by Artist Miri Chais

September 17 – November 15, 2014

Miri Chais uses multi-media sculptures to explore the tension

between technology, humanity and nature.

Opening reception for Miri Chais exhibition Re:mind

Tuesday, September 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Los Angeles, CA (August 25th, 2014) - Opening September 17th, USC Fisher Museum of Art is proud to present, Miri Chais. Re:mind, a site specific exhibition by contemporary artist, Miri Chais. In her first solo museum exhibition in the US since moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Chais reflects on the increasingly porous boundaries between the physical world and augmented reality in today’s society, as well as the future of life and mankind in this age of technological evolution. 

Through this exhibition, Chais explores questions about the impact that new technology will have on humanity in the very near future. She asks, "If we are programmed like computers, then what differentiates a man from a machine? We will create artificial memories, and master complex skills instantaneously. And what becomes of the human soul, sum of a person's knowledge and experience?" Miri Chais Re:mind takes the viewer through the intersection of the physical and digital world.

Brand new works featured in this exhibition include: Recall to Mind, a group of white ghostly sculptural heads, some with a video screen on their sides, emerge anonymously from a white sterile wall to disrupt the silence of the surface and blur the lines between human and machine. On Mind, a series of mixed media works, digitally and manually layered with images on top of an MRI scan, explores the intersection between technology, individual state of mind, and thought. Sculptures, American Eagle and Raven, created with bird skull replicas, feature looping videos of a perpetual and never completed chase. Prism Pyramids, a sculpture made up of diamond shaped pyramids housing illuminated objects, and exploring physical limitations, time, death, and memorialization in the new technological landscape. 

Originally from Israel, Chais has created numerous artworks that explore the tension between technology, humanity and nature. Her work has been displayed around the world, including exhibitions in Israel, Japan, and Germany. 

Miri Chais. Re:mind is part of a new series of exhibitions organized by the USC Fisher Museum of Art presenting contemporary artists.

 OPENING RECEPTION

Selma Holo, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art
Opening reception for Miri Chais exhibition Re:mind
Tuesday, September 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Program at 7:30pm will feature a special presentation of experimental music composed by Jordan Nelson and performed by Clara Kim, in collaboration with USC Spectrum and USC Thornton School of Music.
RSVP required emgpr.com/mirichais
Parking information and directions 

 

About the Museum: Celebrating 75 years

The USC Fisher Museum of Art - established in 1939- is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It functions as a center for intellectual inquiry and aesthetic enjoyment in support of USC’s goals of research, teaching, artistic creation, and service to society. The Fisher Museum bears special responsibility to link the art in its permanent collections and the art it presents in its temporary exhibitions to all of USC’s present and future audiences: to it’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and surrounding communities. Fisher Museum offers an array of programming, including lectures, artists talks, yoga, film screenings, concerts, and poetry readings to enhance and support its exhibitions. Fisher Museum is also proud to be home and working laboratory for the USC International Museum Institute, a think-tank for museum professionals and a division of the USC College.

 

Located at

USC Fisher Museum

823 W. Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA.  90089

Admission is free.

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm

 For Media Inquiries Contact:

Alanna Navitski / Jennifer Gross

Evolutionary Media Group

323.658.8700

Alanna@emgpr.com  / Jennifer@emgpr.com