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A Covid-19 Art Series Exhibit II Virtual Reality Art Catalog


[(quarantined)] A *Digi-Romantic Response to the Current 2020 Global Quarantine Covid-19 Series Exhibit II

May 14 – 28, 2020

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Hosted by WMAS Curated by jada

Aaron Jackson Bowman Christian Garcia-Olivo Dana Blickensderfer Jônatas Liz Wood Manu Militão Natasha Wright Nila Costa

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With the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the practice of self-quarantine has been adopted as the best method to avoid the spread of the virus. Consequently, public life has come to a halt, and places of mass gatherings have closed until further notice. This mandatory quarantine has highlighted a very human aspect: That social interaction is one of our top priorities. Thus, an exodus to the digital sphere has taken place for the continuation of our communal interactions; museum tours, life-cycle events, instructional classes, music festivals, faith-based services, fitness groups, dating, counseling, and mealsharing moments have all mass migrated online. JADA’s virtual exhibit titled [(quarantined)] will showcase artistic interpretations on the complexities of living in a digitally-connected-but-physicallyquarantined world. It will discuss the current psychological toll of self-isolation, the desire to forge meaningful cyber bonds, and the longing for a return to normalcy and stability.


MANIFESTO ...................I.................. ...................Am................ .....................JADA............. JADA is...........................me. JADA is..............................you. JADA is......................expansive. JADA is.......................embracive. JADA is..............................selective. JADA is..................................scholarly. JADA is.....................................idealistic. JADA is....................................pragmatic. JADA is........................................globalized. JADA is.........................................a collective. JADA is..........................................a movement. JADA....................learns..........................the rules. JADA....................breaks............................the rules. JADA is...............................M E T A M O D E R N I S M . JADA...................................................juxtaposes Dada. JADA is......................................................interdisciplinary. JADA is..................against.......................................Tribalism. JADA.....................values.....................................timelessness. JADA..............................challenges............................the trend. JADA is................................an agent.........................of change. JADA....................believes...........................................in achieving. JADA is...................not restricted..........................................to a style. JADA..............................................................criticizes art for art’s sake. JADA....................................studies........................the human condition. JADA accepts......................narrative......................................and folklore. JADA values..............................................................rigorous studio practice. JADA is against................................................................the victimary attitude. JADA respects all.................................................................human complexities. JADA seeks to...............................build....................................mutual connection. JADA wants to change........................................................................the status quo. JADA holds a.................................................................philosophical approach to art. JADA believes that..........ART and ARTISTS...........are assets to the future of Humanity.

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JADA DEFINITION

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ADA artists share a philosophy central to their identity, as thinkers and makers. They acknowledge that no current or past Art movement is fully representative of their artistic disposition. They are mostly Y-generation adults, whose visual manifestations demonstrate a naivety that is both conceptually strong and highly informed. JADA is a Metamodern Art Collective, mediating between aspects of both Modernist and Postmodernist theories. It diverges from Modernism as it defends absolute universal truths, and from Post-Modernism as it excessively embraces irony and the concept of l’art pour l’art. JADA’s contention with “art for art’s sake” stems from the lenience intrinsic to the concept. While recognizing that significant advances took place in the 1960’s and 70’s through Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg’s insights (i.e. that the painted surface should be the only valid concern of the artist), JADA understands that such notion also elevated mediocrity, thus hindered the future appreciation and sustainability of Art and Art careers. JADA understands that today’s society has grown detached from Art, partially due to Art’s detachment from society. By consistently rejecting deeper content, sincerity, narrative, folklore, observation of the natural world, examinations of the human condition, the didactic, the philosophical, the political, and the spiritual. Art has divorced itself from pivotal roles that it once occupied. JADA wants to change the status-quo, by mobilizing artists to embrace a pragmatic idealism as agents of culture, while challenging themselves scholarly, skillfully, and conceptually as makers of culture. It acknowledges that change will not come f rom the System, but from self-starting artists who can flourish in a globalized, fast-paced, technology-driven, informationrich, and culturally-underfunded world. JADA represents a murmuring artistic voice of the 21st century, as it rises to challenge the hegemony of the Establishment, to transform the perception of Art in society, and to occupy meaningful spaces in the macrocosm of the 2020s.

If you identify with any of these ideals,

YOU ARE JADA TOO.


We Are Not Afraid

Photography Liz Wood 2020

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I See The Future

Acrylic on canvas Manu MilitĂŁo 50 cm x 50 cm 2020

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Quarantined During COVID-19 Time-Based Art Length: 0:51 Seconds Dana Blickensderfer 2020

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Power Woman Silhouette Oil, Acrylic, and Glitter on Canvas 20” x 16” Natasha Wright 2019

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Waiting For Good Things Photography Nila Costa 2020

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Power Pose Oil on Canvas 60” x 48” Natasha Wright

2019

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Untitled Color on Grey

Acrylic and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 20” x 20” x 1.5” Christian Garcia-Olivo 2018

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Seeing My Country! Acrylic on Canvas 58 cm x 77 cm Manu MilitĂŁo 2020

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Modulate, Demodulate (Broadband Dialog) 3D Art

(Wood Boxes, Cardboard, Latex Paint, Foam Core, Paper, Polypropylene, Rope)

Aaron Jackson Bowman 2020

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Modernism is Radio, Post-Modernism is TV, Metamodernism is Internet

Performance Length: 4:08 Minutes JĂ´natas 2020

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No Outlet Photography Liz Wood 2020

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The World Is On Pause But Not Life Photography Liz Wood 2020

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