Transmission - Legacies Of The Television Age

Transmission is an exhibition of artists engaging with television. It brings together a range of works from the 1960s, when television was becoming a mass medium with the potential for the widespread distribution of information, to today. It examines different responses, some critical and some celebratory, to television and the age of visual broadcasting.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 15 May 2015 to Sunday 23 August 2015

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Thursday 25 September 2014.
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The artists in the exhibition consider television as a means of global communication; a mediator of technology; a distributor of pop culture and consumerism; a filter of the news; a vehicle for a new ‘reality’; and a transmitter of information.

Several artists in the exhibition look beyond television to newer technologies that have marked the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting and the seemingly infinite possibilities of the Internet, and the simultaneous shift from passive to active engagement.

It is an opportunity to reflect on the significance of television and visual broadcasting on art and contemporary culture, and to consider what is coming next.