“XY” features artists that are members of either Generation X or the succeeding, Generation Y. With both of those groups having their life being strongly affected by the digital technology, computers, the Internet, and/or social media, the presentation conceptualized and curated by Saša Bogojev, examines the different venues through which those influences seep into their distinctive studio practices.
Either growing up with computer screens as part of their everyday life or merely witnessing the changes conditioned by the quick development of digital technologies, these artists eventually found themself incorporating it into their processes in a variety of ways. Whether working with some form of existing digital aesthetics, using the technical possibilities as a tool, source of inspiration, or compositional/aesthetic framework, or simply being inspired by its effects on society, the exhibition shows different paths leading from the screen to the gallery wall. So, although exploring painting in the Digital Age, XY isn’t focused on the digital painting format but is more focused on its effect on the traditional format, and will feature works by Arno Beck, Attilio Esposito, Christian Rex Van Minnen, Sun Woo, Botond Keresztesi, Maja Djordjevic, Bas Geerts, Pieter Schoolwerth, Hofman Julius, Lucien Murat, and Kévin Bray.