“Art in the Age of Anxiety” a collective digital exhibition at Sharjah Art Foundation

February 6, 2020

Sharjah Art Foundation presents “Art in the Age of Anxiety” curated by Omar Kholeif – SAF Director of Collections and Senior Curator. The exhibition brings together a global group of contemporary artists to explore the ways technologies and digital networks have altered our collective consciousness. The exhibition presents more than 60 works spanning sculpture, prints, video, virtual reality, robotics and algorithmic programs developed by more than 30 international artists as Cao Fei, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Jon Rafman, Wafaa Bilal, Guan Xiao, Trevor Paglen, just to mention a few names among the others.

“Art in the Age of Anxiety” is the most ambitious exhibition to date in the region exploring art in the age of the internet and it aims to illuminate the “post-digital” condition—the manners and behaviours found in a world altered by the rise of digital technologies—and posits speculations for our future.

Omar Kholeif has a long research in his background on digital art as he previously curated “I Was Raised on the Internet” (MCA Chicago, 2018) and “Electronic Superhighway” (Whitechapel Gallery, 2016) and authored and edited seven books on the subject, including “You Are Here: Art After the Internet” (HOME and Space, 2018) and Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age (Sternberg Press, 2018).

Art in the Age of Anxiety
Sharjah Art Foundation
21 March—21 June 2020
Gallery 1, 2 & 3

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