August 4–September 16, 2012
The Jones Center
First Floor Galleries
Hybrid Forms is an exhibition of works by ten artists whose practices cross disciplines. Made in the last decade, each piece is a sculpture that incorporates digital technology, video, sound, or light. The exhibition begins conceptually with Nam June Paik’s altered analog television, first created in 1963, and continues through Kurt Mueller’s interactive karaoke machine made in response to President Obama’s election. This exhibition offers a quiet alternative to the bombardment of media that has characterized a decade of massive technological growth. Each artist contributed to the discipline of media art, a discipline that is finally being recognized as equal to traditional art practices and, in fact, has possibly even transcended them.
Curated by Rachel Adams, Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Image credit: Leo Villareal, Horizon 24, 2004, LED tubes, sequencer, hardware (2004.160). Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Blanton Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Brown Foundation, 2004. Photo credit: Rick Hall.
Susie J. Lee
Nam June Paik