KATJA LOHER AT THE NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

NEW/NOW: KATJA LOHER: HOW CAN WE COOL DOWN THE GILDED SUN BEAMS?

 

NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams? 
June 6–Oct. 12, 2015*

OPENING RECEPTION
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015
2:30 p.m. Artist Remarks

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world.

Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the New Britain Museum of American Art continues to delve into the realm of New Media, encouraging the discussion between art and technology, we are thrilled to exhibit NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams? this spring.

The glass video sculptures promote discussions amongst viewers, particularly regarding Loher’s environmental themes. Loher states, “The intimate experience nevertheless resonates globally, addressing ecological urgencies like the disappearance of the
bee population.”

In 2014, the NBMAA purchased Loher’s Portal VI (Ideology/Hope), now on view in the Batchelor Gallery. The artist’s video portals play two different videos simultaneously, giving the viewer a feel of looking into a kaleidoscope as the colors move and change. Within the video, dancers move with the music; asking questions in order to promote the audience to think.

The NEW/NOW Series is made possible by the generous support of Marzena and Greg Silpe.

*Exhibition close date is subject to change due to the expansion.