Portraying the Information Age in Art & Photography

2017-10-11

We now live in a world of pixels than of prints; that is the truth that we have come to accept, yet we understand very little of it. Technology has both estranged and liberated us. The information age is relatively new, unfamiliar. Humanity still tests its waters and studies its impact on the lives and surroundings. As a continuation of the momentous exhibition once held in Shanghai, Datumsoria delves deeper.

Carsten Nicolai: unitape (2015). Material: DLP-Projektoren, Leinwand, Spiegel, Computer, Ton, Bank mit Lautsprechern. Installationssansicht Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin und Pace Gallery. © VG Bild-Kunst 2017, Foto: Carsten Nicolai; George Legrady: Voice of Sisyphus (2011- 2017) Projektionsinstallation mit MehrkanalTonsystem, variable Dimensionen. Material: Projektor, Mac-Mini Computer, MOTU Sound Interface, Mixer, Vier-Kanal Aktivlautsprecher. © George Legrad

Ten high-extraordinary and space-consuming works open new perspectives on what we can perceive as "real" in the digital revolution an outcome of the Art & Tech research program conceived and curated by Zhang Ga, aiming to relive the legacy and experiments of art and technology that happened in the mid-20th century. Reality has become rather stranger, but we might just get closer, and more familiar as time pass us by.

Visit the display »Datumsoria: The Return of the Real« at The ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, which will run through March 18, 2018. The participating artists include Ralf Baecker, Laurent Grasso, George Legrady, LIU Xiaodong, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Carsten Nicolai, Nam June Paik, YAN Lei, WANG Yuyang and ZHANG Peili.

Nam June Paik: Internet Dream (1994) Videoskulptur. 287 x 380 x 80 cm. © ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Foto: ONUK; Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Please Empty Your Pockets, Subsculpture 12 (2010) © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Foto: Antimodular Research; Laurent Grasso. Solar Wind (2017) Material: LED-Bildschirm, Glas, Stahlstruktur. 320 x 138 x 52 cm. Courtesy des Künstlers, Edouard Malingue Galerie und Galerie Perrotin. © VG-Bildkunst 2017 Laurent Grasso / ADAGP, Paris, 2017

Images are from the press kit.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-10-11 #news #art #conceptual-art

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