“Art Post-Internet” was an exhibition curated by Karen Archey and Robin Peckham for the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing in spring 2014. This is the specially designed pdf catalogue whose with the front page is created each time with the IP and quite approximated location of the user. It includes tentatively definition of “post-internet” by Cory Arcangel, Simon Denny, and Bunny Rogers, art critics Ben Davis and Paddy Johnson, academics Mark Tribe and Esther Choi, and museum professionals Christiane Paul, Raffael Dörig, Jamillah James, Ben Vickers, Omar Kholeif and Gene McHugh.
It’s open till July 16th the personal exhibition of the seminal net.art group übermorgen, at Hartware MedienKunstVerein – Phoenix Halle in Dortmund (Germany). The works are made on the concept of RFID, including an interactive installation consisting consisting of a stylized conveyor belt, several large-format pixel paintings (with deconstructed images of cows with rfid chips) and a mass of RFID tags. This fits in the recent [F]originals (“to forge original”) series of the group, that has always dealt with the creation of cultural viruses and with the challenging of the ‘original’ concept related to machine generated documents. This conceptual black hole in our contemporary culture has been exploited by the group in different works, but they are pushing it even further, questioning the very basic of electronic representation of reality. Due to the combination of dissected, almost abstract, visual elements and the organic instinctive fear triggered by the technologies of control, the exhibited works are another wound opened in the body of our contemporary future.