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Liquid Modernity
April 9 – May 28, 2017
→ CCS Bard Galleries
Curated by
  • Lynn Maliszewski
Part of
Exhibition Category
Hessel Collection Exhibitions, Student Curated Projects
Liquid Modernity is an exhibition that examines the legibility of data in artistic practice, primarily by way of printed media from the 1970s and 2000s. Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s book of the same name proposes that the epitome of modernity has shifted from rigid and rational to fluid and decentralized — an all too neat linear progression from “hardware” to “software” that this exhibition challenges. By placing two discrete generations of artistic practice in conversation with one another, Liquid Modernity reevaluates the ways in which the ubiquity of technology influences the interpretation of information.