DISTORTIONS is not a singular, all encompassing statement exhibition, but rather a collection of compelling works by artists we collaborate with. Thought provoking, often prescient, and relevant to this moment of technologically assisted creative processes, the artworks in the show represent various approaches to the complexities of contemporary world. Traditionally, artists have altered reality to reveal their own 'truths'. Art, as a mirror of the world, has always operated via distortion both literally and metaphorically. With the nonstop development of analog and digital tools in the 20th century, access to new technologies became more democratized. Yet it is always the artists that are on the forefront to adapt the new tools, subvert them, push boundaries, expose biases and limitations of the medium and explore its creative potential.
Over the last three decades, the emergence of the internet, global sharing, social media technologies, dissemination, consumption, new channels of commerce as well as data science, have introduced fundamentally new dynamics to the cultural ecosystem. Internet and social media platforms have become integral parts of our lives. While they were initially intended to provide a refined sense of reality, dialogue and community, now they often manipulate and distort our perception of the world.