Starts:
Mar
08
2012
Exhibition:

Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age

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POSTED BY: Domenico Quaranta | Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 10:58 a.m.
LOCATION: House of Electronic Arts Basel

The Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age is proud to announce that Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, the show we produced and first presented Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia (Italy) from September 24 to October 15, 2011, will be presented in an adapted, updated version at the House of Electronic Arts Basel.

The last decade has witnessed an incredible growth in the production and distribution of images. The availability of inexpensive production tools has seen an exponential rise in amateur creativity, while the Internet provides a new distribution platform for this kind of production, which previously remained private. Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age investigates the impact of this process on art practices and the artist.

The exhibition sets out to demonstrate how the Internet generation is implementing and developing a practice started in the Sixties by Conceptual Art, and further developed in subsequent decades in the forms of Appropriation Art and postproduction: the practice of exploring, collecting, archiving, manipulating and reusing huge amounts of visual material produced by popular culture and advertising. Collect the WWWorld is an attempt to show how art responds to the information society.

March 9, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Opening: March 8, 2012, 6.30 PM
(A guided tour with the curator is scheduled for 7.30 PM)

Curated by:
Domenico Quaranta

Co-produced by:
the LINK Center for the Arts of the Information Age and the House of Electronic Arts Basel

Artists:
Alterazioni Video (I), Kari Altmann (USA), Kevin Bewersdorf (USA), Luca Bolognesi (I), Adam Cruces (CH), Aleksandra Domanovic (D), Harm van den Dorpel (NL), Constant Dullaart (NL), Hans-Peter Feldmann (D), Elisa Giardina Papa (I), Travis Hallenbeck (USA), Admir Jahic & Comenius Röthlisberger (CH), Jodi (NL), Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied (D), Guthrie Lonergan (USA), Eva and Franco Mattes (I), Alexandra Navratil (CH), Seth Price (USA), Jon Rafman (USA), Claudia Rossini (I), Evan Roth (USA), Travess Smalley (USA), Ryan Trecartin (USA)

The research work around the exhibition can be followed on the blog: http://collectheworld.tumblr.com.

Supported by:
LINK Center for the Arts of the Information Age
Innovery

For further informations:
Doris Gassert: +41 61 331 58 40 – doris.gassert@haus-ek.org

House of Electronic Arts Basel
Exhibition space: Oslostrasse 10 – 4023 Basel / Münchenstein
Office: +41 61 331 5840
Exhibition space: +41 61 283 6050
info@haus-ek.org - www.haus-ek.org PR: presse@haus-ek.org

Press material available at:
http://www.linkartcenter.eu/press-2?lang=en

Link:
http://www.linkartcenter.eu/

Address:
House of Electronic Arts Basel
Oslostrasse 10
Basel / Münchenstein, 4023
Switzerland