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'404' exhibition fills a virtual space with art

Stanford undergraduate honors thesis show features works by six artists

A screenshot from a video that's part of Stanford art department's "404: Space Not Found" exhibition shows a rendering of a virtual gallery show with works by six undergraduate artists. Courtesy Stanford Department of Art & Art History

The dreaded "404" error message, when it turns up on a website, usually accompanies an otherwise empty page. Though the spring 2021 Undergraduate Honors Thesis exhibition for Stanford University's art department takes its name from the well-known code, the virtual exhibition populates its pages with vibrant images and ideas.

Of course, traditional spaces for in-person learning, creating and viewing art were off limits for the bulk of the academic year but the six young artists featured in "404: Space Not Found" have created works as well as mock-ups of exhibition spaces that fill the virtual "space" with plenty for online viewers to contemplate.

The exhibition, curated by professor and artist Xiaoze Xie, features works by Benny Siam, Lorena Diosdado, Sarah Ondak, Jamie Seney, Noah DeWald and Nan Munger.

The pieces in "404: Space Not Found" explore a variety of themes and include photography, paintings, digital and interactive media.

The show also features a video with a rendering of the virtual exhibition space and each artist briefly discussing their work

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'404' exhibition fills a virtual space with art

Stanford undergraduate honors thesis show features works by six artists

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Fri, May 28, 2021, 1:53 pm

The dreaded "404" error message, when it turns up on a website, usually accompanies an otherwise empty page. Though the spring 2021 Undergraduate Honors Thesis exhibition for Stanford University's art department takes its name from the well-known code, the virtual exhibition populates its pages with vibrant images and ideas.

Of course, traditional spaces for in-person learning, creating and viewing art were off limits for the bulk of the academic year but the six young artists featured in "404: Space Not Found" have created works as well as mock-ups of exhibition spaces that fill the virtual "space" with plenty for online viewers to contemplate.

The exhibition, curated by professor and artist Xiaoze Xie, features works by Benny Siam, Lorena Diosdado, Sarah Ondak, Jamie Seney, Noah DeWald and Nan Munger.

The pieces in "404: Space Not Found" explore a variety of themes and include photography, paintings, digital and interactive media.

The show also features a video with a rendering of the virtual exhibition space and each artist briefly discussing their work

For more information, visit artexhibitions.stanford.edu.

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