Both Constant Dullaart and Harm van den Dorpel are part of the large group exhibition I Was Raised on the Internet in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The exhibition opens this week and runs until October 14.
I was raised on the internet
I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social media and alternative modes of representation, the everyday is no longer what it used to be. The ways we interact with each other have shifted through the connected nature of telecommunications devices across the internet, including mobile applications, social media platforms, and large search engines that have become everyday tools for individuals from all walks of life. New modes, not only of seeing but also of feeling, have emerged in response to this.
I Was Raised on the Internet documents a specific moment in time, beginning with 1998 and extending to the present, and focuses on the shifts that have occurred since the millennium. The nearly 100 works in the exhibition span photography, painting, sculpture, film, and video, as well as emerging technologies and interactive elements, which include interactive computer works and virtual reality. Among these are new adaptations of major bodies of work, as well as new commissions from some of the most significant artists working with these ideas today.
The exhibition seeks to put into language the idea of the “millennial’”—in the truest sense of the word—extrapolating the terms used by artists and creative practitioners in relation to the internet, including the so-called post-internet phenomenon. Fittingly, the viewer is an active agent, engaging new forms of networked behavior and participating both in the gallery space and beyond, through additional digital works hosted online. I Was Raised on the Internet plays with the dystopic connotations of our online multiverse but also is a direct reaction to the utopic beginnings of the world of computing.
This exhibition is presented in the Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art and the Turner Gallery.
what, when, where
I Was Raised on the Internet
23 June - 14 October
MCA, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
Constant Dullaart, Jennifer in Paradise (Halftonepattern_line), 2017. Lenticular print, 79 x 119 cm.
Harm van den Dorpel, Assemblage (About). UV prints on pet-g, CNC-cut, ø 95 cm.
Publication date: 21 Jun '18