Press Release: REMIX

Art Center ‘Remixes’ Summer Exhibition

Ann Arbor, MI (June 5, 2017) ­— REMIX, a new exhibition of the Ann Arbor Art Center, opens Thursday, June 8 in downtown Ann Arbor (117 West Liberty Street). This art show is free and open to the public daily through July 22.

Juried by Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Rosinski, this 117 Gallery exhibition presents artwork created or influenced by today’s digital age. Artists from across the country explore how objects can exist in both physical and digital realms, challenging traditional concepts of painting, drawing, collage, and photography.

With the REMIX exhibition, the Art Center is launching an augmented reality experience, ReMIXED Reality created in partnership with ICON Interactive (Ann Arbor & Boston). Visitors will experience a virtual exhibition of Andrew Rosinski’s artwork through a free, downloadable app that superimposes computer-generated images on the user’s real world view. Major international art institutions such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Somerset House in London and MOMA have recently implemented virtual app experiences to complement their exhibitions. The Art Center is proud to bring this exciting new trend to Ann Arbor.

The exhibition opens June 8 with a free, public kick-off party with the artists from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Art Center. Three artworks will be awarded cash prizes at the opening party.

Featured Artists: Melis Agabigum (Linden, MI) • Kenneth Batista (Pittsburgh, PA) • Joseph Bergman (Ann Arbor, MI) • Debbie Bogart (Gregory, MI) • Dominique Chastenet de Gery (Ann Arbor, MI) • Alayna Coverly (Ann Arbor, MI) • Donald Cronkhite (Allen Park, MI) • Nicole Czapinski (Johnson, VT) • Jason Ferguson (Grass Lake, MI) • Sean Hottois (South Bend, IN) • Shaina Kasztelan (Detroit, MI) • Douglas LaFerle (St. Joseph, MI) • Joshua Littlefield (Savannah, GA) • Andreas Luescher (Ann Arbor, MI) • Paho Mann (Dallas, TX) • Andy Malone (Detroit, MI) • Andy Mattern (Stillwater, OK) • Stephen Proski (Kansas City, MO) • Thomas Stella (Milwaukee, WI) • Jodi Stuart (Denver, CO) • Art Vandenberg (Atlanta, GA) • Xi Zhang (Salt Lake City, UT)

About the Juror

Andrew Rosinski (Traverse City, Michigan) is an artist, filmmaker, & independent curator who founded Dinca​​, a contemporary ​art blog surveying the most noteworthy & innovative artworks that exist in physical, digital, & time-based spaces, and Vision Quest, a contemporary moving image & media arts festival. He holds a BA in F​ilm & Video from Columbia College Chicago and has been awarded a Propeller Grant, a program by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its initiative to promote informal and independently organized visual arts activities across the United States. His artwork — moving image, painting, sculpture & objects, text, digital media — has exhibited at the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC; the Serpentine Gallery Marathon, online/London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Doc Films at the University of Chicago; EXPO Chicago; Threewalls’ 12th Annual Gala; the Ann Arbor Film Festival; The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale; bubblebyte.org; the Off and Free Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea; the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media; and at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. During 2005–2016, he resided in Chicago & Detroit; he currently lives and works in NYC.

About the Ann Arbor Art Center

For 107 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission is to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, and exhibition, and to expand perspectives and ignite growth in students, artists, and the community. In this work we aspire to be a gathering place that serves artists and the community in four distinct, yet related ways: Exhibition, Retail, Education, and Community Engagement.