'Electronic Superhighway' at Whitechapel Gallery, London
27 January 2016From 29 January - 15 May 2016, Whitechapel Gallery in London presents 'Electronic Superhighway', a landmark exhibition that brings together over 100 artworks to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on contemporary art.
The exhibition features new and rarely seen multimedia works, together with film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing by over 70 artists, including Cory Arcangel, Roy Ascott, Jeremy Bailey, Judith Barry, James Bridle, Douglas Coupland, Constant Dullaart, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Vera Molnar, Albert Oehlen, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Jon Rafman, Hito Steyerl, Ryan Tretcartin, Amalia Ulman and Ulla Wiggen.
The exhibition title 'Electronic Superhighway' is taken from a term coined in 1974 by South Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who foresaw the potential of global connections through technology. Arranged in reverse chronological order, the exhibition begins with works made between 2000 - 2016 and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), an iconic, artistic moment that took place in 1966. Spanning 50 years, from 2016 to 1966, key moments in the history of art and the Internet emerge as the exhibition travels back in time.
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