lookit (detail). Courtesy of Carlos Alfonzo Sanchez

ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION
Opening The Situation Room: Carlos Alfonzo Sanchez

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - William Fox Amphitheater

To celebrate the opening of The Situation Room, MoMI and Giphy Arts will present a discussion with artist Carlos Alfonzo Sanchez and curator Lindsay Howard, and moderated by MoMI Director of Curatorial Affairs Barbara MillerDani Newman, Director of Artist Partnerships at Giphy, will introduce the discussion. Sanchez's lookit (2019), the first work in the installation series, will be on view in the visitor elevator. Followed by reception with light refreshments.

Carlos Alfonzo Sanchez (b. 1992, United States) is an artist and graphic designer based in Queens, New York. His multimedia artworks explore camp, authorship, and self-disclosure within the public/private borders of digital landscapes. Through the collage of CGI imagery and his own bedroom performances in depraved, erratic drag, he interrogates ego and sincerity through uncanny vignettes in search of new subjectivities for our digital avatars.

Lindsay Howard is an independent curator specializing in how the internet is shaping art and culture. She produced the 50th anniversary of the Experiments in Art and Technology program between Nokia Bell Labs and the New Museum. Previously, she served as the curator of the first and second digital art auctions at Phillips in New York and London, and as the Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam (the leading art and technology center in the United States), and founded the exhibition program at 319 Scholes. Lindsay has served on juries for The Mozilla Foundation, The New School, and Eyebeam.

About GIPHY Arts
Founded in 2013, GIPHY Inc. is the first and largest GIF search engine that allows users to not only search for their favorite GIFs, but to post, embed, share, and make their online interactions a little more moving. Every day, GIPHY serves 7+ billion GIFs to more than 500 million daily active users. GIPHY also maintains a curated directory of thousands of verified artists across creative disciplines and located all over the world. In 2016, GIPHY developed GIPHY Arts to explore GIFs as an artistic medium by directly commissioning artists, creating new distribution systems, and pioneering new technology. GIPHY Arts proudly funds the creation of thousands of new animated GIF works annually, implacably exploring new methods to experience the works in virtual, interactive, and physical spaces.

Admission is free. RSVP here. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.