Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
3550 Wilson Blvd22201 Arlington , VA
Arlington Arts Center presents Open World
On View: June 16 - September 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm
ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington Arts Center is pleased to present Open World, an exhibition featuring eight contemporary artists and artist teams who engage in world-building through installation, video, digital media, sculpture, and collage. The exhibition opens on June 16, 2018 from 6-9pm and runs from June 16, 2018 through September 29, 2018.
In video game design, the term “open world” refers to a game environment in which players are able to move relatively freely through the game’s virtual setting, rather than being tied to a traditional linear structure and a more limited set of objectives. The phrase resonates with the world-building strategies employed by these eight artists. They create spaces and environments, whether virtual or physical, and invite their viewers to enter into these new worlds. They construct narratives or introduce characters that help the audience move through and understand the alternate realities and imagined spaces they’ve created.
Rachel Frank, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Rachel Guardiola, Azikiwe Mohammed, Nicholas O'Brien, Plakookee, Alissa D. Polan, and Stephanie J. Williams.