Visual Messages: IVLA Exhibition Highlights the Work of 22 International Artists

The 2020 International Visual Literacy Association conference, held online for the first time, includes an innovative new online exhibition featuring the work of 22 international artists. This 3D exhibit offers a unique digital platform for artists who have not been able to exhibit their work due to the pandemic.

Visual Messages is the first juried virtual exhibition presented by the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA). It is presented in conjunction with IVLA Annual Conference, Visual Literacy in the Virtual Realm, held online on September 25 and 26th, 2020. It raises questions about visual literacy associated with the volatile visual world of the internet and the emergence of 3D virtual online exhibitions. The works in this exhibition are either original digital data or digital photographic representations of physical objects. Artist statements accompany the artworks in this virtual gallery and the jurors’ reflection on the framework of the exhibition is presented in the online catalogue.

Mila Gvardiol, Stairs 3, 2020

The exhibition was juried by Peter Capreau, senior curator, M Leuven (Belgium); Petronio Bendito, associate professor, designer, artist, and curator, Purdue University (USA); and Dana Statton Thompson, vice-president of IVLA, research and instruction librarian, assistant professor, Murray State University (USA).

Avital Meshi, White (15.50%), 2020

The International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals working toward a fuller understanding of the way we derive meaning from what we see and the way we interact with our visual environment.

Featured Artists: Elvan Ozkavruk Adanir Esraa Abdelfatah Hussein Abdelfatah Funda Zeynep Ayguler Fazar Roma Agung Wibisono Xun (Michael) Chi Jhon Fred Manaligod Kashitsyna Alina Sundeep Bali Angela Burns Suriyya Choudhary Bryce Culverhouse Matthew Dudzik Mila Gvardiol Gary McLeod Avital Meshi Camille Pradon Kayalvizhi Sethukarasu Alejandro Thornton Hillary Veeder Lisa Winstanley Nancy Wood Qiangwei Xu

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