Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs Celebrates the Opening of the New STEM Building with Its "Future Reboot" Exhibit

Posted: 9/13/2017
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

September 11, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs is presenting a collection of interactive works in the exhibition “Future Reboot.” The exhibition may be viewed now through Oct. 3 in the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which is located on the top floor of the HCCC Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the street from the Journal Square PATH Transit Center.  The exhibition has been timed to coincide with the opening of the College’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Building at 263 Academy Street in Jersey City on Tuesday, September 19.

The Future Reboot exhibit, coordinated by HCCC Associate Professor Jeremiah Teipen, challenges viewers to rethink their relationship to the changes in both natural and human-made environments, and to each other.  The multimedia works on display create new meanings to scientific, mathematic and technological practices.

The artists include:

  • Meng Chih Chiang , a Taiwanese digital designer, data artist and writer based in New York. Her artwork, “A Stranger to Words,” has been recognized with many top honors, including Red Dot Award, Macao Design Biennial Award, The Lumen Prize, Adobe Design Achievement Award, and Google Chrome Experiments, and has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world.
  • Taezoo Park , a Brooklyn-based media artist whose work explores analog and digital technologies. Park was the recipient of the “Best Project” in the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival.  His work has been featured and/or exhibited at ABC News, BBC News, Continent, Gizmodo, SciArt, World Trade Gallery, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, and other venues.
  • Mark Ramos is a media artist based in Brooklyn. Ramos works with the mediumsof physical computing (using computers to sense and react to the physical world), software programming and digital sculpture to create interactive, installation pieces that facilitate encounters with one’s own uncertain digital futures. He has exhibited in New York City and San Francisco.
  • Nooshin Rostami is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and educator born and raised in Iran.  Rostami received her MFA from Brooklyn College (CUNY). Her work embodies themes often inspired by personal narratives through mediums of performance, installation, drawing, and painting. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Iran, India, Spain, Germany, Austria and Canada.
  • Jeremiah Teipen, originally from Indiana, now resides in Brooklyn. He is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Hudson County Community College. He has received several awards and grants, including grants from Asian Cultural Council, SIGGRAPH, Seoul Foundation of Arts & Culture, and Arts Council Korea. He has exhibited his work in the United States, Japan, Spain, and South Korea.
  • Yaloo, a media artist of Korean-American heritage creates “poetic narratives with trans-cultural icons such as corn, red ginseng, and national workout routine” that incorporate 3D video, video projection taping, and digital photo printing.

An Artist Reception for “Future Reboot” has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and an Artist Talk will take place on Tuesday, October 3 at 3:30 p.m.

The Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The exhibits at the Gallery are open to the general public, and there is no charge for admission.