Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
January 29 – May 15, 2016
Now on view at Whitechapel Gallery, Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) is a large group exhibition curated by Omar Kholeif featuring more than 100 artworks that demonstrate the influence of computer and Internet technologies. Electronic Superhighway takes its title from a term coined in 1974 by Nam June Paik, whose 1994 video sculpture Internet Dream is on view in the exhibition. Electronic Superhighway includes a number of rarely seen multimedia works, as well as film, painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing. The exhibition is arranged in reverse chronological order, with works spanning 50 years and concluding with archival materials and ephemera from Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), an interdisciplinary group of artists including Andy Warhol, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and John Cage.
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) includes work by Jacob Appelbaum, Cory Arcangel, Petra Cortright, Harun Farocki, Nancy Holt and Richard Serra, Allan Kaprow, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund, Eva and Franco Mattes, Jayson Musson, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Thomas Ruff, Jacolby Satterwhite, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Sturtevant, Ryan Trecartin, Lawrence Weiner, The Yes Men, and others; the full list of artists (70+) is available on the Whitechapel Gallery website.
February 18, 7 pm: Digital Narratives, a conversation featuring archivist and curator Karen Di Franco, artist Lawrence Lek, and writer and curator Morgan Quaintance
February 18, 7 pm: Aura Satz: Between the Bullet and the Hole
March 12, 12–4 pm: Family Day: Electronic Superhighway
April 21, 7 pm: Contra-internet, a talk by Zach Blas
April 23, 11:30 am–6 pm: Symposium: Electronic Superhighway