Touring Show

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.

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.

Organized by Rhizome and co-presented by the New Museum of
Contemporary Art, TimeShares is a series of online exhibitions
dedicated to exploring the diversity of contemporary art based on the

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