Techspressionism 2021 Opening Reception
Techspressionist Salon #29 – October 26, 2021
Moderator: Davonte Bradley
Curated by Colin Goldberg & Patrick Lichty
Advisor: Helen Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center, East Hampton NY
Meet the curators and artists in this recording of the live opening and artist reception conducted via Zoom @ Techspressionist Salon #29
Techspressionism 2021 is a survey exhibition spanning a diverse field of artists from 26 nations around the world utilizing technology as a means of personal expression. The initial online call for entry received over 1200 artwork submissions.
When approached as a social sculpture, Techspressionism allows for societal change to be made, allowing participants in the movement to actively work towards a more inclusive future for contemporary art.
This exhibition aims to present innovative work in a broad range of styles, reflecting the expressive potential of electronic media, as well as focusing on curatorial inclusivity in terms of gender equality, an international focus, and sociocultural diversity. The show’s selections range from notable digital art pioneers and established contemporary artists to emerging artists gaining visibility online within the NFT space, social media and the Techspressionist online community.
Techspressionist Salons are bi-weekly artist meetups where artists can present their work and discuss matters relating to art and technology. They are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Visual Artists Index and are also open to interested individuals on our mailing list. The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison. During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”