Copycat

Saturday, September 21, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, October 31, 2019 (All day)
Image of woman from Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and image of contemporary woman mimicking the film
Is anything original anymore? This exhibition explores the value of originality in the age of reboots, remixes, appropriation, infringement and deep fakes. While modern art emphasizes originality, truth and identity, artworks themselves are often preserved through replicas. Today’s artists exist precariously in a culture that increasingly normalizes appropriation, knockoffs and forgeries, especially online. Curated and organized by Kevin B. Chen with research and logistics assistance from Sharon E. Bliss and more than 60 students in the Exhibition Design course. Reception: Saturday, September 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., and by appointment. Free.
Location: 
Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery
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Sponsor: 
Fine Arts Gallery
Contact: 
Fine Arts Gallery
Phone: 
415-338-6535
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Artists

Image: Still from Postmodern Times by Michael Mandiberg. 2016 – 2018. 87 minutes.