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.
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.
Images are from the press kit.