Woodbridge Hosts Two Art Exhibitions

Cross Culture: Transnational Identity in Recent Video Art

August 27 to October 4

The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge

Cross Culture focuses on contemporary video works by new and established international video artists who investigate identities that emerge as a result of existing in hybrid cultural, political and economic spaces. The selected artists for Cross Culture are well-respected in the field of video and new technologies, having shown internationally at major biennales and film festivals. They have also been recognized for their ability to address both personal and social issues related to the condition of transnational identity: Shoja Azari, Coco Fusco, Esra Ersen, Chongha Peter Lee, Jawshing Arthur Liou and Isabela Prado. 

Reflecting personal (distance from relatives and loved ones, economic and social marginalization, language and custom adjustments, the tensions between past and present) and social issues (exile vs. refugee status, individual vs. political freedom, misconceptions of immigration, values affected by acculturation and assimilation) of transnational identity, the works selected for this exhibition synthesize the artist’s environment with expressions of loss, confusion, intimidation, humor and acculturation.

Cross Culture is the inaugural exhibition of The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge, a space dedicated to the exhibition of works by students and faculty, as well as special exhibitions of emerging and established artists both nationally and internationally.

For further information, contact Gallery Director Erin Devine at edevine@nvcc.edu. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the new Arts & Sciences Building on the Woodbridge Campus and is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

90sec: Brief Works by Emerging Video Artists

September 1 to 30

A public art project on the “jumbo” monitor of Stone Bridge Town Center, Woodbridge, Virginia

In further celebration, The Gallery is thrilled to host 90sec, a nationally juried, public video art exhibition featuring 11 selected artists. These works will be shown throughout the month of September on the large LED advertising board at Stone Bridge Town Center in Woodbridge, located near campus.

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