Through a series of recent single-channel videos, Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet examines the changing understanding and representation of the self via digital technology and the Internet. Taking Jacques Lacan’s concept of the “mirror stage”—a psychoanalytic stage of human development in which the infant first encounters an image of itself (often via a mirror) and begins to perceive the notion of selfhood—as its starting point, this exhibition explores how we as human beings now reencounter and reimagine the self via the myriad of screens we encounter in our digital lives.
Over the course of eight months, the exhibition will display works by an international roster of artists— including Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga, Antoine Catala, Aleksandra Domanović, Jon Rafman, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hito Steyerl, and Ryan Trecartin—with a different artist’s work on view each month. This exhibition is the latest in the Museum’s ongoing Concentrations series of contemporary project-based exhibitions showcasing the work of internationally emerging and under-represented artists.
Admission is FREE
Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art, and by the Contemporary Art Initiative through the gifts of Nancy and Clint Carlson, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Arlene and John Dayton, Claire Dewar, Jennifer and John Eagle, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, Kenny Goss and Joyce Goss, Tim Hanley, Julie and Ed Hawes, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, The Karpidas Foundation, Patty Lowdon, Cynthia and Forrest Miller, Janelle and Alden Pinnell, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Lisa and John Rocchio, Catherine and Will Rose, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Jan and Jim Showers, Jackie and Peter Stewart, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and Sharon and Michael Young.
Images: Ryan Trecartin, (Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me), 2006, Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, © New York Ryan Trecartin; Jon Rafman, Still Life (BETAMALE), 2013, HD 16:9 video, Edition of 3, 2 AP, Music by Oneohtrix Point Never (Track Still Life), Courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery, New York © Jon Rafman; Antoine Catala, Emobot (Teacher), 2014, Courtesy of 47 Canal Gallery, New York © Antoine Catala; Trisha Baga, Madonna y El Niño, 2010, courtesy of Société, Berlin, © Trisha Baga; Jacolby Satterwhite, Still from Reifying Desire 6, 2014, HD Video, Courtesy of the Artist and OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles ©Jacolby Satterwhite; Aleksandra Domanović , stills from 'From yu to me', 2013/2014 , HD video with sound , © Aleksandra Domanović; Ed Atkins, Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, 2013, Courtesy of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, © Ed Atkins; Hito Steyerl, How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013, HD video, single screen in architectural environment, Edition of 10, with 2 Aps, Image courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York © Hito Steyerl