Tonight at the New Museum: Constant Dullaart: Premiere of Terms of Service

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
Constant Dullaart: Premiere of Terms of Service

 

During this event Constant Dullaart (NL 1979) will release a new series of works as a response to new Terms of Service conditions of several internet services. Publicly interacting with manipulated versions of previously existing, online spaces, Dullaart shows works in which he reframes ways of dealing with representation. Recent political changes have forced us to reconsider our position within the online environment. And through creating new performative spaces, Dullaart finds ways through which the audience, private and public, can perform outside of, and question the new and existing boundaries of the world wide web.

Constant Dullaart, former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, lives and works in Berlin. With a practice focused on visualizing internet semantics and software dialects, a political approach critical to corporate systems influencing these contemporary vernaculars becomes clear through his minimal and sometimes bricolaged gestures. Editing online forms of representation, and the user's access to it, he creates installations and performances online and offline. Rather than seeking merely to write a book to be placed on a library shelf, so to speak, Dullaart is interested in animating the very concept of the library itself. His work has been published internationally in print and online, and exhibited at venues such as MassMOCA, UMOCA, Autocenter and Grimmmuseum in Berlin, and de Appel, W139, and the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands. Dullaart has curated several exhibitions and lectured at universities throughout Europe, most currently at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He recently co-founded an internet art documenting initiative, http://net.artdatabase.org

Organized by Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome and Adjunct Curator of the New Museum, the New Silent Series receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This program is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by the Mondriaan Foundation.