ABOUT FUTURE TALK.
UICA’s ArtPrize Eight exhibition, FUTURE TALK is a survey of recent digital and new media works. FUTURE TALK presents 15 works by 16 emerging, mid-career, and established American artists whose media, materials, and content are reflective of and responsive to their time.
“As it is applied to the creative process and output, new media is rapidly becoming traditional media. Digital technologies mediate almost every aspect of our lives, and we’re seeing artists explore ideas, ask new questions, and present artworks that challenge the traditional gallery and art viewing experience because of the freedom that comes with this expansive creative territory. In many ways, the future is already here, and FUTURE TALK is a selection of works by artists who are writing a visual language that we can decode now to understand our collective trajectory and begin the conversations that will impact our future.”
- Heather Duffy, UICA's Exhibitions Curator
Artists participating in FUTURE TALK:
Kayla Anderson, SetOutputWorld (called with a world of the wrong size), Vote: 64067
Jessie Belanger, Macrocosm, Vote: 64218
Collin Bradford, End Light, Vote: 64000
Eric Dickson, Wars and Rumors of Wars, Vote: 63091
Derek G. Larson, Talking Material, Vote: 63797
Julie Malen, Gravity Rainbows, Vote: 64549
TJ Mathieu, Funky Town, Vote: 64571
Tracey Snelling, One Thousand Shacks, Vote: 64159
Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Let's Dance America!, Vote: 63932
Eric Souther, Search Engine Vision "ISIS", Vote: 63366
Anne Morgan Spalter, Color Voyage, Vote: 64395
Three Studio: Will Olson and Nicholas Tisch, V.I. , Vote: 64338
Lisa M. Williamson, Re-Rooted, Vote: 64115
Alice Pixley Young, Transience, Vote: 63586
Justin Young, Infinite Frame / P0RTRA1TS 016, Vote: 64481
Plan Your Visit.
UICA ArtPrize Exhibition Dates: September 13 – October 16, 2016
ArtPrize 2016 Dates: September 21 - October 9, 2016
*General admission fees apply during dates outside official ArtPrize Eight.
UICA ArtPrize Hours:
Monday—Saturday: 12 noon — 8pm
Sunday: 12 noon — 6pm
UICA Member Hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am - 12 noon
UICA Members receive exclusive benefits year-round including free general admission, half-off movie tickets, and discounts in The Shop. Your membership supports exhibitions, programs, and events throughout the year, building our creative community. UICA Members also enjoy additional discounts and benefits during ArtPrize Eight, including early access, guest passes, and special Member hours. Not a UICA Member? Join us today.
Early Access and Member Hours
UICA’s ArtPrize exhibition FUTURE TALK opens to the public on September 13, 2016. UICA Members will receive free admission before ArtPrize begins on September 21, 2016.
During ArtPrize, you can beat the crowds and visit UICA during Member Hours. Show your UICA Membership card at the door and enjoy the galleries before the official ArtPrize venue hours. UICA Member Hours are on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 12pm.
This year, we’re offering UICA Members two guest passes to use during ArtPrize Member hours. Bring two friends to UICA during Member Hours and enjoy the perks of being a UICA Member with your guests. Make sure to have your Member Card and photo ID ready upon entry.
These benefits are also enjoyed by nationwide members of the Modern and Contemporary Museums Reciprocal Membership Program.
Special Exhibition Access
During ArtPrize Eight, Members get exclusive access to the special exhibition, superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial, on view in UICA’s 4th and 5th level galleries during ArtPrize Eight. Visit UICA during Member Hours (Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 12pm) and take in FUTURE TALK on the lower level and first floor, and superusted on levels 4 and 5.
The Future is Already Here.
Learn more about FUTURE TALK from UICA's Exhibitions Curator, Heather Duffy.
Video by Adam Bird.
Scheduled Group Tours
Looking to enhance your ArtPrize experience? Sign up for a tour of FUTURE TALK or UICA’s special exhibition, superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial. Tours include a welcome from UICA staff/docents, self-guided time in the galleries, an ArtPrize map, and Boxed Water.
Cost: $10/ person. Groups must consist of 10 people minimum and 20 people maximum.
Tours must be scheduled in advance, preferably with 48 hrs notice. Schedule your tour today.
Book your ArtPrize party today.
UICA is a premier location during ArtPrize and the region’s signature contemporary art center year-round. Located at the corner of Fulton and Division, UICA is at the center of this transformative, citywide event and with multiple indoor and outdoor areas to choose from at reasonable price points, UICA is the perfect location for your ArtPrize party.
Reserve an exclusive space within UICA to celebrate, and give your guests a unique look at the artists on view during ArtPrize 2016. Contact Megan Bylsma (firstname.lastname@example.org) today to get more information or to book a tour of the spaces available for rent.
Volunteer with us. (We'll love you forever).
This year marks the 8th anniversary of ArtPrize, and UICA is gearing up for this exciting event! UICA is looking for a large group of volunteers to help us create a smooth and fun guest experience. We're looking for gallery monitors, greeters, and volunteers to help with ArtPrize voter registration. Learn more about shifts, responsibilities, and sign up for a shift (or two) here. Questions? Contact Katherine Williams at email@example.com.
Volunteer Benefits during ArtPrize Eight
For serving 2 shifts, volunteers will receive a combo pass for future visits to The UICA Movie Theater
For serving 3 shifts, volunteers will receive a combo pass for future visits to The UICA Movie Theater and a FUTURE TALK bandana.
For serving 5 shifts, volunteers will receive a combo pass for future visits to The UICA Movie Theater, a FUTURE TALK bandana, and a gift certificate to a local business (locations and prices may vary).
For serving 7 or more shifts, volunteers will receive a combo pass for future visits to The UICA Movie Theater, a FUTURE TALK bandana, and a gift certificate to a local business (locations and prices may vary) and a UICA Individual Level Membership
*Already a UICA Member? We’ll extend your current membership.
How long are shifts?
Shifts are 3 hours, with breaks encouraged.
Ages 14+ are eligible to volunteer.
UICA thanks the following for their generous support of FUTURE TALK:
CWD Real Estate Investment
Ferris State University
Kendall College of Art and Design
Deborah and Daniel Mankoff
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts