9. March 2012 - 20. May 2012
Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age
The House of Electronic Arts Basel is proud to announce the exhibition Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, curated by Domenico Quaranta. The show is an adapted, updated version of the one produced by the Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age and presented at Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia (Italy) from September 24 to October 15, 2011.
The last decade has witnessed an incredible growth in the production and distribution of images. The availability of inexpensive production tools has seen an exponential rise in amateur creativity, while the Internet provides a new distribution platform for this kind of production, which previously remained private. Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as
Archivist in the Internet Age investigates the impact of this process on art practices and the artist.
The exhibition sets out to demonstrate how the Internet generation is implementing and developing a practice started in the Sixties by Conceptual Art, and further developed in subsequent decades in the forms of Appropriation Art and postproduction: the practice of exploring, collecting, archiving, manipulating and reusing huge amounts of visual material produced by popular culture and advertising. Collect the WWWorld is an attempt to show how art responds to the information society.
Curated by Domenico Quaranta
Co-produced by the LINK Center for the Arts of the Information Age and the House of Electronic Arts Basel
Alterazioni Video (I), Kari Altmann (USA), Kevin Bewersdorf (USA), Luca Bolognesi (I), Adam Cruces (CH), Aleksandra Domanovic (D), Harm van den Dorpel (NL), Constant Dullaart (NL), Hans-Peter Feldmann (D), Elisa Giardina Papa (I), Travis Hallenbeck (USA), Admir Jahic & Comenius Röthlisberger (CH), Jodi (NL), Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied (D), Guthrie Lonergan (USA), Eva and Franco Mattes (I), Alexandra Navratil (CH), Seth Price (USA), Jon Rafman (USA), Claudia Rossini (I), Evan Roth (USA), Travess Smalley (USA), Ryan Trecartin (USA)
Guided tour through the exhibition every sunday at 3 pm (in German).
The research work around the exhibition can be followed on the blog http://collectheworld.tumblr.com
No Sunshine, 2009-2011
Harm van den Dorpel
Elisa Giardina Papa
Admir Jahic & Comenius Röthlisberger
Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied
Eva and Franco Mattes