ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In an age bombarded by emails, Facebook and Twitter, communication explodes in a cascade of emojis, memes and codes.
“21st Century Cyphers” explores this phenomenon through the work of 15 artists at 516 ARTS. These artists use painting, sculpture, digital, installation and sound to dissect and reframe the nuances of language in the 21st century.
The dictionary defines “cypher” as a secret or disguised form of writing. In an age finding Facebook under fire for privacy violations, symbols and glyphs form their own kind of shorthand.