The Internet Totally Changed What It Means to Make Art Today. A New Show Explains How.
The ICA Boston has organized an ambitious exhibition tracing the web’s influence on art from 1989 to the present. Taylor Dafoe,
February 2, 2018 In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web while working at a particle physics laboratory in Switzerland. That invention, more than any other over the past 30 years, has transformed culture as we know it. But so far, museums have been slow to grapple with the web’s influence on art. In fact, an exhibition opening next week at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, is touted as the first major museum show ever devoted to the way the internet has shaped contemporary art. The wildly ambitious exhibition, “Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today,” brings together work by more than 60 artists, including Harun Farocki, Ed Atkins, Pierre Huyghe, and Cao Fei. The Internet Totally Changed What It Means to Make Art Today. A New Show Explains How.
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