London - Exhibition

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)

Whitechapel Gallery

29 Jan 201615 May 2016

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A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.

The exhibition title is taken from a term coined in 1974 by South Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who foresaw the potential of global connections through technology. Arranged in reverse chronological order, “Electronic Superhighway” begins with works made at the arrival of the new millennium, and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T), an iconic, artistic moment that took place in 1966. Key moments in the history of art and the Internet emerge as the exhibition travels back in time.

The exhibition features new and rarely seen multimedia works, together with film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing.

  • Addie Wagenknecht, Asymmetric Love (2013) Courtesy bitforms gallery, New York. Photograph by David Payr © Addie WagenknechtAddie Wagenknecht, Asymmetric Love (2013) Courtesy bitforms gallery, New York. Photograph by David Payr © Addie Wagenknecht
  • Nam June Paik, Internet Dream (1994). Collection © (2008) ZKMNam June Paik, Internet Dream (1994). Collection © (2008) ZKM

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri, sun, sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Free

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