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“Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces”

New Museum

Recent exhibitions like “Out of Place” at MCA Chicago, “Artists Imagine Architecture” at ICA Boston, “BitStreams” at New York’s Whitney Museum, and “010101” at San Francisco MoMA have confirmed two preoccupations among a new generation of artists: with architecture as well as with digital technology.

In “Out of Site,” associate curator Anne Ellegood gathers works by fifteen artists, most of them emerging, who bring the themes together. Evaluated individually, the works of this motley crew are uneven. But in narrowing her focus to include solely those that depict “fictional sites.” the curator has mounted a cohesive show that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Ellegood offers a fresh take on a generally accepted thesis: Digital technologies are transforming our experience of space, blurring boundaries between interior and exterior, local and global. Resisting the temptation to

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