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Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today

ICA Boston

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Featuring 60 artists, collaborations, and collectives, this exhibition examines the radical impact of internet culture on visual art through more than 70 works across a variety of mediums, including painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and virtual reality. The exhibition is divided into five thematic sections: ‘Networks and Circulation’, ‘Hybrid Bodies’, ‘Virtual Worlds’, ‘States of Surveillance’, and ‘Performing the Self’. The development of the internet after 1989 engendered the introduction of new digital technologies, and the massive proliferation of images of all kinds, drastically altering the ways in which we access and generate information. Themes explored in the exhibition include ideas of human enhancement; the internet as a site of both surveillance and resistance; the circulation and control of images; the possibilities for exploring identity and community; and new economies of visibility. Find out more about the ‘Art in the Age of the Internet’ exhibition from ICA Boston’s website.

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thewayblackmachine.net (still; 2014 onwards), HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? Courtesy the artists. © HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?

thewayblackmachine.net (still; 2014 onwards), HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? Courtesy the artists. © HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?

Imagination, dead imagine (video installation; 1991), Judith Barry. Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York. Photo by Adam Reich. © Judith Barry

Imagination, dead imagine (video installation; 1991), Judith Barry. Photo by Adam Reich. Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York. © Judith Barry

David, Florida, USA, 28th September 2015 (2015), Celia Hempton. Courtesy the artist and Southard Reid, London. © Celia Hempton

David, Florida, USA, 28th September 2015 (2015), Celia Hempton. Courtesy the artist and Southard Reid, London. © Celia Hempton

Juliana (2014-15), Frank Benson. Koons Collection, New York. © Frank Benson

Juliana (2014-15), Frank Benson. Koons Collection, New York. © Frank Benson

Surface Tension (video projection; 1992), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Courtesy the artist and bitforms Gallery, New York. © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Surface Tension (video projection; 1992), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Courtesy the artist and bitforms Gallery, New York. © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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