‘Net Art Anthology’
From Atari animations and primitive 3D modelling to vintage vector graphics and pixelated pastels, this new exhibit depicts digi art from the eighties to now.
Rhizome x The New Museum just launched an extraordinary art initiative and longue durée project called Net Art Anthology, a teched out spectacle that chronicles digital art from the eighties and nineties through the here and now. Physically on display at the The New Museum and showcased via a dedicated microsite online, the exhibit — containing oodles of art from the likes of Olia Lialina, Franklin Furnace, Ricardo Dominguez, Mark Tribe and more — morphs and mutates on a daily and weekly basis. Net Art’s clever curators constantly re-stage and re-contextualize the content, depicting the history, methodologies and evolution of pioneering cyber artists and their works — many of whom have dissolved into the digital dustbin of history due to creative destruction and technological obsolescence. Net Art‘s custodians will collate and re-configure a diverse selection of one hundred works from net art history, one per week, over the course of the next two years. The first phase of the Anthology will focus on works created pre-1999, and kicked off with A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century (1991) by VNS Matrix yesterday. Amazing!
[VIVISXN – Digital Art + Culture]