The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, December 21, 2014


Art Post-Internet opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing
Installation view of the exhibition at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.
BEIJING.- Just as modernism concerned itself with the relationship between craft and the emergent technologies of its era, the most pressing condition underlying contemporary culture may be the omnipresence of the internet. Though the terminology with which we describe these phenomena has yet to be widely adopted, this exhibition presents a broad survey of art created with a consciousness of the technological and human networks within which it exists, from conception and production to dissemination and reception. This work, primarily produced by artists living in New York, London, and Berlin, has been controversially defined as “post-internet.”

“Post-internet” refers not to a time “after” the internet, but rather to an internet state of mind—to think in the fashion of the network. From the changing nature of the image to the circulation of cultural objects, from the politics of participation to new understandings of materiality, the interventions presented under this rubric attempt nothing short of the redefinition of art for the age of the internet. As such, much of the work presented here employs the visual rhetoric of advertising, graphic design, stock imagery, corporate branding, visual merchandising, and commercial software tools. The exhibition considers issues related to internet policy, mass clandestine surveillance and data mining, the physicality of the network, theories surrounding posthumanism, radicalized information dispersion, and the open source movement. It looks at changes taking place in the age of the ubiquitous internet, to information dispersion, artwork documentatio n, human language, and approaches to art history.

Perhaps because textual information often assumes a secondary role in the circulation of images today, including the digital milieu of the art world, many of the practices around the post-internet have not yet been sufficiently or critically introduced or interpreted; this exhibition aims to redress this imbalance by allowing for substantive commentary and conversation. Without a framework for contextualizing or identifying post-internet art, one risks grouping such work by voguish aesthetics alone. By contextualizing post-internet art within theory and art history, we hope to elude the inevitable relegation of these new positions to a fading trend. We remain committed to an inter-generational approach, convening work made in the recent past with that created decades prior. Here, unlike other positions claiming an artist’s age endows them with unique, empirical knowledge, this exhibition acknowledges the agency of the artist in teaching us about the ever-changing world, these i ndividuals often acting as consciousness-raising conduits between art and society. This tie to the outside world, and consequent shift against the hermeticism of the art world, is among the most revelatory aspects of post-internet art.

Further, it would be a disservice to the artists in “Art Post-Internet” to not qualify the term “post-internet” as one that is as complicated and deeply insufficient as it is useful, and one that rapidly, and perhaps rightfully, came under fire for its opaqueness and proximity to branding. The curators of “Art Post-Internet” acknowledge that the term to describe this phenomenon could be recast, yet the strength and relevance of such work remains.

“Art Post-Internet” is curated by Karen Archey and Robin Peckham. Participating artists and collectives include Aids-3D, Kari Altmann, Cory Arcangel, Alisa Baremboym, Bernadette Corporation, Dara Birnbaum, Juliette Bonneviot, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Tyler Coburn, Petra Cortright, Simon Denny, Aleksandra Domanović, Harm van den Dorpel, Ed Fornieles, GCC, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Joel Holmberg, Josh Kline, Oliver Laric, LuckyPDF, Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti, Marlie Mul, Katja Novitskova, Marisa Olson, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Aude Pariset, Seth Price, Jon Rafman, Jon Rafman and Rosa Aiello, Rachel Reupke, Bunny Rogers, Hannah Sawtell, Ben Schumacher, Timur Si-Qin, Hito Steyerl, Artie Vierkant, Lance Wakeling, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Jordan Wolfson. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut China.





Today's News

March 5, 2014

Mexican archaeologists find a 1,500 year old shaft tomb in the state of Colima

Ancient, ethnographic art headline spectacular one-day sale at Artemis Gallery LIVE, March 14

Sotheby's New York announces Single-Owner Evening Sale of Photographs on 1 April

Widest ranging exhibition on the subject of ruins in art to date opens at Tate Britain

Agnew's to continue dealing under new ownership and the direction of Anthony Crichton-Stuart

The Frick Art & Historical Center presents The Warner Collection of American Paintings

Waddington's Fine Prints and Photography Auction: From Lennon to Leipzig

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam announces acquisition of two works by Steve McQueen

Rare Fabergé animals and jeweled Russian Imperial gifts lead A La Vieille Russie's offerings at TEFAF

Major new exhibition at the Phillips Collection celebrates American identity, ingenuity and spirit

First solo exhibition in the United States for Korean artist Byung Hoon Choi opens at Friedman Benda

Final weeks to see the Dog Star Exhibit! Demetrius Oliver: Canicular on view through March 22, 2014

Hans Holbein the Younger re-made on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Exhibition of paintings by Ronald Davis opens at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art

A Natural Selection: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions announces Bibliophile Sale

Baltimore Museum of Art presents U.S. debut of Camille Henrot's video Grosse Fatigue

Very first Wolverine artwork, not known to exist, surfaces for auction at Heritage

Italy says to unblock 2.0mn euros to save Pompeii

Art Post-Internet opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing

Maccarone's first exhibition of the work of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein opens in New York

Sophisticated offering of California art puts a spring in Bonhams step

UC Berkeley Art Museum presents "The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia"

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site