Antoine Catala “Everything is Okay”

47 Canal

poster for Antoine Catala “Everything is Okay”

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Everything is Okay
An opera of the everyday about small digital images used in electronic communication

Do you use emojis when:

❑ a you are sad and lonely?

❑ b you feel your friends are distant?

❑ c you feel the need to reassure your chat partner?

❑ d in a work context?

Are emojis:

❑ a parasites to language?

❑ b a welcome transposition into written language of tonal inflections borrowed from speech?

❑ c cute and playful?

❑ d costly?

When you receive an emoji, do you feel:

❑ a the love?

❑ b misunderstood?

❑ c like the person who sent you the message is having fun?

❑ d nothing?

You often:

❑ a have dreams where your words are replaced by icons?

❑ b wonder if emojis are spying on you?

❑ c imagine what a world without them would be?

❑ d wonder when emojis really started to exist?

The exhibition was made with the assistance of: Alex Hayden, Ben Taylor, Emily Schubert, Julie Malen, Nicholas Woodward, Olivier Alary and Thomas Lauria. Thank you thank you. Special thanks to: all the staff at 47 Canal (especially Margaret Lee, Oliver Newton and Jamie Kenyon), Micaela Durand, Sanya + Liz + Vera Laser Kantarovsky, Sarah Wang, Standish Lee, and Trevor Shimizu.

Antoine Catala (b. 1975) lives and works in New York City. In 2002, Catala received his BA in Fine Art from the London Guildhall University. Solo shows include Jardin Synthétique à l’isolement at Musée D’Art Contemporain, Lyon; and Distant Feel at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. His works have also been exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; MOCA Cleveland; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the High Line, New York; the Fridericianum, Kassel; and at MoMA PS1, New York, among other galleries and institutions. In addition, Catala was included in the New Museum Triennial, New York, and the exhibition Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, which traveled from the Whitney Museum, New York, to Centre Pompidou, Paris. His work is included in several public collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Centre Pompidou, Paris; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims France; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France; and the Whitney Museum of Art, New York.



from October 29, 2017 to December 17, 2017


Antoine Catala

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