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Rendered Cities
Exhibition Opening - NYC
Rendered Cities Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

Rendered Cities is organized by ANGL Collective.

Featuring work by: Felicity Hammond, Lawrence Lek, and Laura Yuile

This event is free and open to the public. Sign up for a reminder.

Lawrence Lek, Play Station, 2017 (still)
In a society obsessed with the visual, there is an increasing tendency to mistake good images with good architecture. Perfect renderings printed on glossy billboards have not only colonized global cities, but are also used to approve, evaluate and sell new construction projects. These digitally constructed, imagined landscapes become real before reality: their shiny presence merges with the existing urban environment, masking the raw construction sites they overlook and forming a representation of a future city in citizens' minds. And when construction terminates, finished buildings imitate the aesthetics of digital architecture, leading to a hyper-real experience of physical space, as well as a fixed idea of what life in the city should look like.

apexart’s programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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