Multimedia Exhibition “Call and Response” now on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

EUGENE, Ore. -- (March 3, 2016) – The multimedia exhibition “Call and Response” is on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus from now until August 28, 2016. This exhibition brings together four recent acquisitions to the museum’s collections that invite viewers to consider their own role in artistic communication, and engages the viewer through its use of sight and sound.


“The museum is excited to have the opportunity to showcase new acquisitions that allow for the viewers to question their role as participants within their physical interactions” says Johanna Seasonwein, JSMA Senior Curator of Western Art.


“Call and Response” was inspired by the JSMA’s recent acquisition of Ann Hamilton’s 2010 work, “Signal.” Through her multi-media installations, Hamilton asks questions regarding place, identity, and the role of language, text and voice in human communication and ways of knowing.


Other works on view include Nina Katchadourian's "Acca Dacca Diptych," comprised of humorous video self-portraits and an audio track in which the artist lip-syncs an ACDC song about transatlantic travel.  Katchadourian created the work and a series of self-portraits mimicking Old Master Dutch paintings in the bathrooms of planes during her own transatlantic flights.


Peter Sarkisian's "Book 2," a humorous and poignant video commentary on the loss of writing as a form of communication in contemporary society, was commissioned in honor of former UO President Richard Lariviere. 


Ken Matsubara's "Eiffel Tower, Repetition Series," juxtaposes old travel photographs with emblematic images related to those travels, using modern technology, in this case, an imbedded iPad .


Each work provides individual experiences to contemplate the relationship between digital art and viewer engagement. 


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, the Americas and Europe as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


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