Big Medium opens 2021 with two exhibitions:
one virtual, one physical.
The Contemporary Print: 5×5
The virtual edition of PrintAustin’s juried exhibition
January 15 – February 19, 2021
Kick off the opening of PrintAustin’s The Contemporary Print: 5×5 with a special conversation between Jeanne Claire van Ryzin of Sightlines and exhibition Juror Delita Martin of Black Box Press Studios on January 15 at 7pm.
Presented in partnership with Big Medium, PrintAustin’s 8th annual international juried exhibition The Contemporary Print: 5×5 showcases five works by five contemporary artists from the United States, Australia, and Slovenia, giving us a broad survey of printmaking happening across the globe. The virtual exhibition will go live January 15 to February 19 on bigmedium.org.
RSVP147 Devices for Integrated Principles
Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn and Peter Stopschinski
January 16 – February 27, 2021
(by appointment only)
Big Medium is proud to open a new exhibition by Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn, and Peter Stopschinski on January 16, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles. The exhibition will feature photography, video, sculpture, and an interactive closing virtual event on February 10 at 6:30pm.
RSVPRooted in our society’s ever-growing desire to exercise control over our lives through various devices, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles is informed by the artists’ experiences during Hurricane Harvey. Not only was it the stress of a natural disaster, but also, divisive politics, economic pressures, and concerns with the aging of elderly parents, that brought Hillerbrand+Magsamen the idea to invent new devices for more intimate and personal problems. They turned to the concept of homo faber, or the notion that human beings can control their fate and their environment through tools. Once again, our culture is faced with a new wave of technology that can either help us with our problems or exacerbate them.
Image captions: Top, Delita Martin in her studio, photo courtesy of the artist. Bottom, Hillerbrand+Magsamen, A Device to Talk with God, 2020, Archival Inkjet Print.