Those of us working on Universty of KY Island (you’re invited to join us, by the way), tackle some hard real-life questions from time to time. The most recent has to do with some of the artwork in the new virtual gallery and its proximity to the Drug Endangered Child (DEC) Training Network. The gallery is located right next to the DEC, and the exhibit, among other works, contains a collection in which each piece is titled Sex Offender followed by a zip code. (The entire exhibit recently showed “in the real world” at the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Kentucky campus.) The DEC’s virtual site manager was concerned about the proximity, and the possibility of those visiting his area crossing over to the gallery and being affected by this particular collection. He can represent his own view better than I can, and I’ve asked him to comment here on this blog (click on comments at the end of this entry to view). I have added a comment that includes the artist’s discussion of this particular collection. Feel free to add your own comments. And I encourage you to visit the island (or lurk behind someone who has an avatar) so that you can see the gallery, DEC and other areas of the island for yourself.
Posted by: patsycat | April 10, 2008
about art, content and proximity
Posted in Exhibits