Faultlines Online Exhibition

Marisa Olson:

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...

FAULTLINES http://www.rhizome.org/events/timeshares/

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).

TIME SHARES 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.

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