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Constant Dullaart

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6 pm

Georgia State University
Troy Moore Library
25 Park Place NE, 23rd floor, room 2343
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free + open to the public

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In a time when everybody is their own brand, and social capital becomes the commodity of an attention economy, how can we make artworks that truly reflect on our changing cultures? Known internationally for his ground-breaking work in the digital realm, artist Constant Dullaart will discuss recent works, in which he uses the notion of the start-up, bought social media followers, distributed images, and encryption to highlight our contemporary materiality.

About the Artist:
Constant Dullaart (b. 1979 Leiderdorp, Netherlands) is an artist living between Berlin and Amsterdam. Dullaart's practice reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image-processing technologies, from performatively distributing artificial social capital on social media to completing a "staff pick" Kickstarter campaign for a hardware start-up called Dulltech™. His work has used websites, performance, routers, installations, startups, armies, and manipulated found images, frequently juxtaposing or consolidating technically dichotomized realms of representation.

Dullaart has had recent solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam; Future Gallery, Berlin; Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt; Futura, Prague; Aksioma, Ljubljana; Carroll / Fletcher, London; Import Projects, Berlin; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Whitechapel Gallery in London; the Van Gogh Museum, de Appel, and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam; Postmasters Gallery in New York City; and in Berlin at Autocenter and the Transmediale festival, among other international venues. Dullaart has curated several exhibitions and lectured at universities and academies throughout Europe, and currently teaches at the Werkplaats Typografie. He was the recipient of the Prix Net-Art, an international net art award co-organized by Rhizome and the Chronus Art Center, in 2015.

This event is free, accessible, and open to the public. To request disability accommodations, please call the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at (404) 413-5221 with your request, event name/date and contact info.

image above: Constant Dullaart, Attack of the Prussian Infantry painted by Carl Röchling and "Facebook Like" icon, 2015, digital collage [courtesy of the artist]

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