JUSTIN WATSON: PERMADEATH
UTAH MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART
20 S West Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84101
A-I-R SPACE: JAN 26 – MAR 3 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: JAN 26 | 7 – 9 PM
Justin Watson’s PERMADEATH investigates virtual and real-life communities under the guise of a game exploring the social capital and exchanges of power that exist within these communities. Watson invited 30 artists to create a society, along with an artifact that represents it, to examine the artist’s limitations within such an expansive question.
PERMADEATH is a game. The game is inclusive and membership is free. PERMADEATH exists online and offline. The game has no beginning or end. Our offline/online one-on-one discussions become the medium of the game. The game itself is an ecosystem. This exhibition is a result of a larger game, one of social capital and exchange of power. This exhibition portrays artifacts from this game.
LIST OF FEATURED ARTISTS:
Tanner K Williams