“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.
In â€œThe Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledgeâ€ (1979), Lyotard argued that our postmodern age is marked by “incredulity towards grand narratives” (the progress of history, the ability of knowing everything by science, and the possibility of absolute freedom). Lyotard argues that we don’t believe anymore they represent and contain us all. We are alert to difference, diversity, beliefs and desires, and so postmodernity is characterised by an abundance of micronarratives. If we consider social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies, as the new micronarratives, we would then say Lyotard was right. But in the Information society people watching news broadcasts generally assume that they are based on fact. To ironically disenchant this, Marc Lee’s â€œBreaking The Newsâ€ is an interactive installation of audio-visual streams generated through the application NJ (News-Jockey). Entering a headline or a keyword using the on-screen-keyboard, NJ researches and classifies content from web 2.0 services. The user can define the tone, or mixing the subject. According to the author, this artwork â€œis fundamental research, media satire and art installation [...], (and) it also reflects the visions and limits of our IT society in an intelligent way.â€