Seung-Woo Back - RW001-001
Seung Woo Back, RW001-001, 2004, One of five prints from Real World I / Digital prints, 50 * 66 1/2 inches, Courtesy of the artist, Photo credit: Photographer
06 Jan 2013 / 06 Jul 2012

More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness presents work by some of today’s most accomplished and promising international artists who are examining our shifting experience of reality. Over the past century, during a period of unprecedented technological change and global social upheaval, once-established beliefs, or “truths,” have been cast into doubt, changing and shaping our understanding and experience of reality. Through diverse media and in unexpected ways, this exhibition explores the impact and role of deception, play, memory, power, simulation, and new technologies on art and everyday life.

The exhibition proposes that we now live in an “Age of Truthiness,” a time when our understanding of the truth is no longer bound to anything tangible, provable, or factual.

In 2005, Stephen Colbert, comedian and host of the popular satirical news program, “The Colbert Report,” coined the word “truthiness” and brought it to the forefront of the English lexicon. Defined by the American Dialect Society as “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true,” the notion of “truthiness” quickly caught hold and it became Merriam-Webster’s word of the year in 2006. By presenting art that reveals, confronts, and questions the nature of reality in an age when the relationships between truth and fiction have never been less definitive, More Real? explores our constantly changing shared sense of what is real.

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SITE Santa Fe would like to acknowledge the following individuals and institutions for their generous support of More Real? [one_third]Event Chairs Cornelia Bryer Katherine Gentry Robin Merlo Marlene Nathan Meyerson Bob RoachLead Underwriters National Endowment for the Arts Jeanne & Michael L. KleinPatrons Anne & John Marion SITE Santa Fe Foundation CouncilArchitect's Patrons Marlene Nathan Meyerson Barabara & Chuck MoorePublications Patron Rosina Lee Yue & Bert A. Lies, Jr. M.D.Education Outreach Patrons Karen & Steve Berkowitz Joann & Gifford PhillipsArtist Panel Patron Zane Bennett Gallery[/one_third][one_third] Supporters Avalon Trust Cornelia Bryer & Herman Siegelaar Alicia & William A. Miller Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. LeeDonors Terry & Richard Albright Sande Deitch Susan Foote & Stephen Feinberg Irene Hofmann Rita & Kent Norton Santa Fe Cardiology/Marcellin Simard, M.D. Lorlee & Arnold Tenenbaum Courtney Finch Taylor & Scott Taylor Andrew Wallerstein & Mary Sloane Kathy & Charles WebsterMore Real? Artist Patrons Fran A. Bass & Dr. Mark Ishimara Gay Block Suzanne Deal Booth & David G. Booth David G. Booth Helen Kornblum Cindy Miscikowski Nancy Ziegler Nodelman & Dwight Strong Marilynn & Carl Thoma UBS Private Wealth Management: Mark Elias[/one_third][one_third_last]More Real? Gala Opening Committee Garth Clark & Mark Delvecchio Madelin Coit Elaine & Ken Cole Colleen & James Drake Sandy & Jim Fitzpatrick David Frank & Kazukuni Sugiyama Katherine & James Gentry Diane & Werner Grob Pat T. Hall Joanna Hess Adrienne & Elliott Horwitch Elizabeth & Bertil Lundqvist Robin Merlo & Michael Lescander Leigh Moiola Bob Roach Margaret Robson JoAnn & Steve Ruppert Lyn & Pete Selig A. Thomas Torres & Susan Emerling[/one_third_last]