Faultlines Online Exhibition

Coinciding with the launch of Rhizome's Tenth Anniversary Festival of Art
& Technology is the opening of 'Faultlines,' a Rhizome-curated online
exhibition that is the first in Time Shares, our joint series with the New
Museum of Contemporary Art. Details below…


Over the past decade, as the Internet has become a mass medium, a number
of large, dynamic communities have sprung up online. For instance, social
networking sites like MySpace and Xanga boast millions of subscribers
(mostly teenagers or young adults) and Second Life, which is both a game
and a virtual civilization where players can do anything from organize art
shows to buy condominiums, currently has upwards of 366,662 residents.
Rhizome, itself, was founded as a global, Internet-based community in
1996. Here, as in societies offline, community is expressed as a dynamic,
complicated, disharmonious and productive place. The works in Faultlines
consider the desires, fictions and anxieties embedded in online
communities and also reveal how "real-world" issues, such as commerce and
international politics, drive relationships in the virtual sphere just as
they do offline.

Artists: Mauricio Arango, Anil Dash, Takuji Kogo, Golan Levin with Kamal
Nigam and Jonathan Feinberg, Guthrie Lonergan, Warren Sack, Jon Thomson
and Alison Craighead.

Faultlines is a parallel program with ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose (01sj.org).

Organized by Rhizome and co-presented the New Museum of Contemporary Art,
Time Shares is a series of online exhibitions dedicated to exploring the
diversity of contemporary art based on the Internet. Every six weeks,
Rhizome and invited curators will launch a new exhibition featuring an
international group of artists.

+ + +

Marisa Olson
Editor & Curator
Rhizome.org at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art