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.

Special Thanks!

SITE Santa Fe would like to acknowledge the following individuals and institutions for their generous support of More Real?

Event Chairs
Cornelia Bryer
Katherine Gentry
Robin Merlo
Marlene Nathan Meyerson
Bob Roach

Lead Underwriters
National Endowment for the Arts
Jeanne & Michael L. Klein

Anne & John Marion
SITE Santa Fe Foundation Council

Architect’s Patrons
Marlene Nathan Meyerson
Barabara & Chuck Moore

Publications Patron
Rosina Lee Yue & Bert A. Lies, Jr. M.D.

Education Outreach Patrons
Karen & Steve Berkowitz
Joann & Gifford Phillips

Artist Panel Patron
Zane Bennett Gallery

Avalon Trust
Cornelia Bryer & Herman Siegelaar
Alicia & William A. Miller
Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee

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 Webster

More 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

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


Virtual Tour