The Bonnier Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of Compassion (2020) by Miami-based artist Yucef Merhi in Beyond the Sounds of Silence, the upcoming exhibition at the Lowe Art Museum.
Beyond the Sounds of Silence: Latin-American Artists Connecting Sound, Art, and Society opens at the Lowe Art Museum on Thursday, July 21 and will be on view through October 2, 2022. This multi-sensory exhibition, curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective, features leading artists from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, all of whom explore the interaction of image, sound, memory, and perception.
Compassion is an installation that responds to the turbulent times we are living through. It integrates language, video games, sound, and consciousness. The work is comprised of five CRT TVs with transparent cases connected to five Atari 2600 game consoles and a directional sound system. Each Atari device holds a cartridge programmed and assembled by the artist. These custom cartridges display words depicting one of Merhi's epiphanies: "Compassion is the Divine Compass."