Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / Surface Tension, 1992
Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today examines how the internet has radically changed the field of art, especially in its production, distribution, and reception. The exhibition comprises a broad range of works across a variety of mediums—including painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects—that all investigate the extensive effects of the internet on artistic practice and contemporary culture.
Camille Henrot / Grosse Fatigue (still), 2013
Jon Rafman / View of Harbor, 2017
Themes explored in the exhibition include emergent ideas of the body and notions of human enhancement; the internet as a site of both surveillance and resistance; the circulation and control of images and information; possibilities for new subjectivities, communities, and virtual worlds; and new economies of visibility initiated by social media.
HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican? / Thirty-monitor video installation
Judith Barry / Imagination, Dead Imagine, 1991
Art in the Age of the Internet features work of an international, intergenerational group of artists, including Judith Barry, Dara Birnbaum, Albert Oehlen, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Thomas Ruff, and Frances Stark, among others.
The exhibition is accompanied by a major scholarly publication and web platform.
Annie Dorsen / The Great Outdoors
Ryan Mcnamara / Jason Collins
Area-Wide Art + Tech Collaboration
In association with Art in the Age of the Internet, 14 arts organizations throughout Greater Boston are partnering to present an ambitious, region-wide exploration of art and technology. This exciting cultural collaboration will offer a range of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, and other programs all exploring the relationship between art and technology in celebration of the Boston area’s rich history of technical innovation, and its overlap with art. Offerings touch on issues of privacy, community, networks, identity, innovations, surveillance, and more.