Net Art

Pröspect: A Bot* that reassembles images from the McCord Museum’s Photography Collection

Pröspect, is another step in Isabelle Gagné’s work as a geologist-artist of digital images, as she ques­tions our relation to online historical archives. As various institutions – museums, libraries, etc. – are increasingly making their archives available online to make them more accessible, the “general” catalogue of online images is constantly growing.... READ MORE...

“Hardcore Digital Detox”: the first work in M+’s new digital commissions

M+ presents Hardcore Digital Detox, a work by Shanghai- and New York–based artist Miao Ying, commissioned expressly for the M+ Stories online platform. It explores the restricted Chinese internet—popularly known as the "Chinternet"—and is a "strategic lifestyle advice tool" with the seemingly illogical premise of offering an online retreat from the digital world.... READ MORE...

snap+share: transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks

Technology has escalated—and accelerated—the creation, distribution and consumption of photographic imagery, and as a result, millions of images are now sent across the Internet each day. On view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) snap+share: transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks will explore the outward gesture of sharing pictures, instead of the more traditional, inward act of taking photographs, throughout the history of the medium.... READ MORE...

Computer Grrrls

Computer Grrrls deals with the complex link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of technofeminist movements. An illustrated timeline with over 200 entries covers these developments from the 18th century to the present. Invited are artists, hackers, makers and researchers who are working on how to think differently about technology: by questioning the gender bias in big data and Artificial Intelligence, promoting an open and diversified Internet, and designing utopian technologies.... READ MORE...

The punctum as glitch in contemporary art: the art of Rosa Menkman

In our ever increasing technological world, glitches and crashes that are a result of error have become a part of our culture. It is an event that can provide a sense of curiosity; similar to the Roland Barthes idea of the punctum. In this article Claire Burke will look at how this idea can be applied today within contemporary culture and in the work by artist Rosa Menkman... READ MORE...

Jon Rafman. Il viaggiatore mentale

FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE è lieta di presentare Il viaggiatore mentale, prima ampia personale di Jon Rafman in un'istituzione Italiana dedicata all’arte contemporanea. La mostra, curata da Diana Baldon e presentata da Fondazione Fotografia Modena insieme alla Galleria Civica di Modena,... READ MORE...

The Internet as a network and platform for art in the public sphere

In the Internet age, the discourse of the public sphere has become increasingly relevant. Claire Burke examines Habermas' idea of the public sphere and how his central concern; the idea that society depends on communication, is relevant to the Internets role in the evolution of a globally networked society and how it can be used as a creative as well as a social space to discuss and to view art.... READ MORE...

Rafaël Rozendaal: GENEROSITY

The present exhibition at Towada Art Centre's galleries is the first solo presentation of Rafaël Rozendaal's work - one of the most original and important international figures in the net art field - in a public art institution, not only in Japan, but worldwide. Through a variety of expressive media, Rozendaal's universe extends beyond the internet into physical space.... READ MORE...

Lorna Mills: The great code

TRANSFER presents the gallery's third solo exhibition with Lorna Mills animated gifs, a suitable analogy for the heterodox and nonlinear manner we now consume information, that could be a new model for the Western tradition of thought. The exhibition will include a closing screening event coinciding with TRANSFER's 5-Year Anniversary.... READ MORE...