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About the exhibition

MEMENTO MINTI - If you stop contributing, you will be forgotten is a group show featuring old and new works by contemporary artists who have been exploring the thin line between self-promotion and survival strategy concerning the online presence of artists and creatives making and releasing digital art.

 

Composed of five rooms and displayed in MoCDA - Museum of Contemporary Art’s virtual venue in Decentraland, the show addresses the psychological and physical toll of narrating your life as if it were an online brand. Each of the artists involved in this exhibition has been exploring the thin line between self-promotion and online survival strategy as artists and creatives.

 

“The works propose an informed perspective on how marketing strategies have changed the way creatives promote and sell works online, inviting artists who have been active before and after the popularisation of NFTs.“

 

Filippo Lorenzin, MoCDA

 

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring an introduction by Serena Tabacchi, director and co-founder of MoCDA, texts written by Filippo Lorenzin and Marie Chatel, MoCDA curators, followed by special interviews with the artists that offer an insightful view on the works exhibited in Decentraland.

Curated by: Filippo Lorenzin and Marie Chatel In collaboration with: Decentraland

About the exhibition

MEMENTO MINTI - If you stop contributing, you will be forgotten is a group show featuring old and new works by contemporary artists who have been exploring the thin line between self-promotion and survival strategy concerning the online presence of artists and creatives making and releasing digital art.

 

Composed of five rooms and displayed in MoCDA - Museum of Contemporary Art’s virtual venue in Decentraland, the show addresses the psychological and physical toll of narrating your life as if it were an online brand. Each of the artists involved in this exhibition has been exploring the thin line between self-promotion and online survival strategy as artists and creatives.

 

“The works propose an informed perspective on how marketing strategies have changed the way creatives promote and sell works online, inviting artists who have been active before and after the popularisation of NFTs.“

 

Filippo Lorenzin, MoCDA

 

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring an introduction by Serena Tabacchi, director and co-founder of MoCDA, texts written by Filippo Lorenzin and Marie Chatel, MoCDA curators, followed by special interviews with the artists that offer an insightful view on the works exhibited in Decentraland.

Curated by: Filippo Lorenzin and Marie Chatel In collaboration with: Decentraland

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About the artists

Jacqueline “Jisu” Choe is a young Korean-American interdisciplinary artist whose work has transcended her illustration roots and touched many digital spaces.

Her independent work combines dark pop culture themes with sophisticated digital painting technique and has won her awards within the contemporary art space (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - Digital Category 2021). Her work has a diverse appeal and includes a large range of projects such as character design for TV and video games (Treehouse Studios/Epic Games), wall murals (Twitch), album art for musicians/influencers (MadeinTYO, Alpharad) and offers to illustrate her own comic series (DC Comics).

 

https://www.instagram.com/jisuartist/

Dancevatar is a Greek-Cypriot cross-media artist and performance maker whose work is based on exploring movement and performance. Her most recent works investigate themes of contemporary society, digital culture and emerging technologies. She endeavours to continue pushing the boundaries and possibilities of performance art in the digital art space, experimenting and questioning how to create new forms of digital performance.

Over the years her works have been presented internationally in physical and digital art exhibitions as well as dance, performance, and site-specific festivals. From 2017 onwards, her projects have been funded by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and her work has been collected by the State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art Archives.

 

https://suzanaphialas-dancevatar.carrd.co/

Silvio Lorusso is a writer, artist and designer based in Rotterdam (NL). In 2018 he published his first book entitled Entreprecariat. He is an assistant professor and vice-director of the Centre for Other Worlds at the Lusófona University in Lisbon. Lorusso’s work focuses on the cultures and rhetorical regimes embedded in techno-social systems. His practice combines various media such as videos, websites, artist’s books, installations and lectures. His work has been presented at, among other venues, MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome (IT); Transmediale, Berlin (DE); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (UK) and Kunsthalle Wien (AT).

https://silviolorusso.com/

Nicolas Sassoon is a Franco-Canadian artist using early computer graphics to create a wide array of pixelated forms and figures, moiré patterns and architectural structures. This focus on early computer graphics is driven by the sculptural, material and pictorial qualities of this imagery, as well as its poetic limitations. Over the last decade, Nicolas has often engaged in cross-disciplinary projects online (Computers Club, Wallpapers, Signals), in electronic music (New Forms Festival), fashion (Balenciaga, UNIQLO, Wings & Horns) and contemporary art. His work has been exhibited in numerous art institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (US), Vancouver Art Gallery (CA), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Centre Pompidou (FR), House of Electronic Art Basel (CH), MU Eindhoven (NL), Chronus Art Center (CN), the Berlin Fashion Week (DE) and the New-York Fashion Week (US).

https://nicolassassoon.com/

Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher exploring the intersection of text and technology. Her hybrid work has been published and exhibited in analog and virtual realms, honored by the Future.Art.Awards, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. As poetry mentor to BINA48, Stiles is engaged in shaping the literary mindfile of one of the world’s most advanced humanoid AI robots. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford, she lives just outside New York City.

https://www.sashastiles.com/