Ritual and technology are woven into the fabric of daily life. Digital Ritual presents artwork that embodies the adaptation of everyday rituals to evolving technologies.

The opening of Digital Ritual marked the 4th annual International SMart Festival; a multi-genre series of events founded by the Open Concept Gallery in 2006. The festival aims to showcase innovative multi-media artworks by emerging artists.

The closing reception was held in conjunction with Art Downtown GR; an annual festival organized by the Avenue for the Arts “featuring artists’ live-work spaces, local galleries and businesses along Division Avenue.”

This site documents the exhibit Digital Ritual, curated in 2009 by Curatorial Studio, an undergraduate studio art class offered as part of the Visual Studies emphasis in the Art & Design Department at Grand Valley State University, located outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The curriculum explores the presentational, critical, and theoretical discourse specific to such practice within a studio context.

Download a digital version of the catalog designed by Michael Wolf and produced for this exhibit here: DigitalRitualCatalog

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