@ Babycastles Gallery, NYC
28 May - 04 June 2015

New Media exhibition with works by artists from Iran and the Global North created using existing smartphone apps. The exhibition was originally shown in Shiraz and Tehran in December 2014, and now makes its New York debut at Babycastles Gallery.

Curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Myriam Vanneschi

Participating Artists: 
Morehshin Allahyari
Anthony Antonellis
Amirali Ghasemi 
Mohsen Hazrati 
Anahita Hekmat
Claudia Mate
Kimmo Modig
Mani Nilchiani
Eva Papamargariti
Yoshi Sodeoka
Angela Washko

A prominent dialogue in computation within the last decade has been the mobile platform. Artists have been re-purposing software and apps to create a critical visual language that didn’t exist before. The use of apps in different cultural contexts and with access to certain technologies creates a technological aesthetic that is glocal (local + global).

The AP<P>ART project reflects on these ideas and the interplay of mobile apps and visual language within cultural, social, and economic boundaries of regions; exploring how artists from different parts of the world use phone apps to push the possibilities and limitations of art and technology.