G.H. Hovagimyan


Work by G.H. Hovagimyan

February 1

through February 22, 2014

((Ana)Chronisms++) presents 4 works reflecting G.H. Hovagimyan's recent practices and concerns. The works are built upon both his earlier practices and broader art-historical tropes to create an iterative vision.

A member of the New York City art community since the early 1970s, Hovagimyan's work has spanned such seemingly disparate areas as aggressive conceptualism, performative rhetoric, culture jamming, and technology hacking. These practices are united by a single overarching concern — the interrogation of systems, whether they be systems of communication, systems of consumption, or (especially) systems of power.

Running the gamut from augmented reality to hacked antique radios, the exhibition will layer new techniques on to old technology, keeping one foot firmly in the past while scanning the horizons of the future. In an art-world that has typically aligned itself with the capitalist notions of innovation and stylistic obsolescence, Hovagimyan’s work functions to both celebrate and repurpose existing forms and techniques, while still keeping an eye on future potentialities.

G.H. Hovagimyan is an experimental artist working in a variety of forms. He was one of the first artists in New York to start working with the Internet in the early nineties. His work ranges from new media and hypertext works to digital performance art, video art, photography and multi-media installations.

His works have been exhibited at MoMA, Mass MoCA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Walker Art Center, Jeu De Paume, MAC Marseille, MAC Lyon, Pompidou Center, Lincoln Center, ICA The Clocktower, The Kitchen, The Alternative Museum, Eyebeam Art & Technology, List Visual Arts Center, La Gaite Du Lyrique, Stuttgart Kunstverein, Steim Institute, the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery, and Pace Digital Gallery.

More info at nujus.net/gh