The Black Mangrove Collective presents Future Shock 5/29/09

Future Shock!
The Black Mangrove Collective
From May 29th through 30th, 2009.
The Black Mangrove Collective presents Future Shock; a two-day only art exhibit with an opening reception on Friday, May 29th from 8-11pm. In a world caught in a perpetual state of flux, all the more felt by the dominance of communication technologies, Future Shock explores the work of twelve diverse artists who examine the effects of rapid technological, political, and social change in our society. The title is a reference to a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. Themes of transience, identity, memory, communication, originality, and spirituality are explored as well as how people adapt to the pace of change at the dawn of the 21st century. The artwork in Future Shock raises fundamental questions about the impact that technology has on our experience of contemporary life. Artists present this through a variety of mediums including video, interactive installations, decollages, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Featured artists include Orlando Estrada, Kiwi Farah, Samuel Gualtieri, The Human Observation Society, Cristina Molina, Federico Nessi, Roxy Ramos, Rosemarie Romero, Nancy Trevino, TV, Kacey Westall Keogh, and Melissa Wallen.

The Black Mangrove Collective
138 NW 37th Street
Miami, FL 33127