Contemporary Reactions: Contemporary Spaces

The New Genres Gallery series Cultural Cartographies: Mapping Man-Made Interventions in Contemporary Landscapes focuses on the usage of still image and filmmaking to explore how myriad interventions (political, environmental, industrial, etcetera) inform our understanding of the social and natural environments that surround us. The New Genres Gallery series is now on its fifth and final […]

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Contemporary Reactions: Immersion

The Bikuben exhibition in UMOCA’s Main Gallery is coming to a close, but over these past six months, the gallery space was truly a time capsule with a twist, fostering a diverse artistic and cultural portrayal of Utah’s historical Danish population through contemporary art.   For Ted Phillips, a visitor from Boulder, Colorado, Bikuben was a creative and informative […]

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Contemporary Reactions: Changing Perspectives

Contemporary art is challenging. It’s meant to be—although art doesn’t ask you to change your opinions, it does ask you to shift, and expand, your perspectives. For Anna Koelsch, a museum visitor from San Francisco, Jeppe Hein’s Rotating Mirror Object II (2013) did exactly that. Hein’s piece is exactly how it sounds: it’s a mirror object mounted […]

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Contemporary Reactions: The Challenging Cinematography of “Animate V”

The tap tap of the drum from Simon Dybbroe Møller’s video, Animate V, in our Main Gallery draws people in with its constant boom. Contemplative visitor, Taryn, was no exception remarking that, “The striking cinematography challenges you to follow it. I love that it was bilingual with two narrators and made you want to explore […]

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