Rhizome is pleased to announce the opening of Touring Show, the fifth show in our online exhibition series, Time Shares, co-presented with the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Artists: C5, Finishing School, Kanarinka, Trevor Paglen, Raqs Media Collective with Joy Chatterjee, Temporary Travel Office, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga
Curated by Marisa Olson
Touring Show is an online exhibition of artists' maps and 'virtual tours' of contested spaces, ranging from the Military Industrial Complex to the US-Mexico border, to the body. The mapping and social organization of spaces has not only had a profound impact on the cultures that inhabit them, it has also contributed to the development of a number of artistic traditions, including cartography, drafting, and landscape painting and photography. More recently, the emergence of the artists' lectures and tours as artistic media has coincided with the practice of 'radical cartography,' which in its most elemental terms is the charting of a space's relationship to the empire or ideology that governs it. Also significant to the specific cultural moment traced here is the mingling of technology's impact on our landscape and the use of technologies to explore and document this terrain. The artists here offer a combination of web-based and public projects that can be interpreted as tours in this vein. While some of the projects read as interventions, others simply present the information needed to navigate viewers' own subjective traversals.