Later this month in London, the good people from Calio will be opening a brand new group exhibition entitled “The Social Paradox”, a show focusing and highlighting people’s over reliance on technology and social media.
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Technology has added many benefits to society, from giving us greater choice and information, to allowing us to connect with many people from all around the world. However the downside of this has become more apparent in recent times. While people are virtually connected, there is an obvious separation between people in the real world. The technology meant to bring us closer to the people furthest away, is taking us further away from the people closest to us.
Some of the world’s leading urban artists such as iHeart, Joe Iurato, London Police, Mad Steez, Martin Whatson, Mau Mau, Millo, Myneandyours, Nafir and Word To Mother created for this exhibition a series of brand new works reflecting their views and thoughts on “The Social Paradox” theme. The exhibition was curated by Rom Levy.
“Social media is so deeply embedded in our daily lives that I felt it was unfair for it to be exempt from any mockery. It’s sad to think that the technology that has made us privy to every waking moment of each other’s lives is also the wedge that drives us further from the people peripheral to our screens. However, I take refuge knowing that we can still bring people together for art shows that celebrate them drifting apart.” –iHeart
To gain entry to the exhibition, make sure to rsvp your name @ https://app.calio.co.uk/invite/328620
The exhibition will be opening on November 25th at Stolen Space Gallery, 17 Osborn Street, London, E1 6TD. It will be running until November 26th.
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