January 27 - March 17, 2001 

Main Space

Perhaps the technological explosion, the constructed world of cyberspace and digital manipulation are to blame for the current, seemingly worldwide, obsession with "Real Life." There presently exists a notion that unedited, unscripted, reality is much more exciting than fiction or fantasy; in an age of exponentially expanding entertainment and information options, media presentations repeatedly offer us a window into the real world, however tedious, painful or palpably boring. It is within this context that Artists Space presents Really, a group exhibition of artists who consciously operate in the borders between reality and fantasy, art and life. Using video, sculpture, digital prints, photography and architectural drawings, the artists challenge notions of authenticity, provoking us to question the assumptions, institutions or established narratives that constitute our daily lives. Often using humor, they deliberately position the viewer in the realm of uncertainty.