Image: Pete Jiadong Qiang, Dungeon: Maximalism HyperBody (2021), Installation view: Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.
Hyundai Motor Company and Rhizome of the New Museum have announced a partnership that will see both entities supporting innovative digital art endeavors and exhibitions through 2022. This collaboration is an extension of Hyundai’s art and culture initiatives, built upon long-standing partnerships with global art institutions. The partnership with Rhizome of the New Museum allows Hyundai to tap into the cultural institution’s unique focus in championing digital art and online exhibitions.
At outset, this partnership will be anchored by “World on a Wire,” a new group exhibition which premiered on January 28, 2021, simultaneously at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Beijing and on the “World on a Wire” official website, http://worldonawire.net.
“World on a Wire” explores artistic practices engaged with emergent born-digital technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI). The exhibition presents what could be considered artist-made synthetic life forms and explores the possibilities and poetics of simulation. The website and gallery exhibition feature 11 works, of which 7 are commissions, by global artists. “World on a Wire” was curated by Rhizome’s artistic director Michael Connor with Baoyang Chen (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing) and Taiyun Kim (Hyundai Motor Company).
Participating artists include:
LU Fei & LEI Jianhao
Sascha Pohflepp (1978-2019), Matthew Lutz, and Alessia Nigretti
Pete Jiadong Qiang
ZZYW (Zhenzhen Qi & Yang Wang)
Gallery exhibitions will be held at Hyundai Motorstudio locations across the globe—creative spaces that convey the company’s innovative views of future mobility and lifestyles. Tour dates are as follow:
• Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing (January 28 – April 5, 2021)
• Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow (April 1 – July 4, 2021)
• Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul (May 7 – August 8, 2021)
Please visit worldonawire.net, a generative website designed by Yehwan Song, to explore works and find related public events throughout the exhibition run.
Image: Sascha Pohflepp, Alessia Nigretti, and Matthew Lutz, Those Who (2019), Installation view: Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.
Image: Tabor Robak, Butterfly Room: Special Edition (2014/2021), Installation view: Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.
Image: Rachel Rossin, I’m my loving memory (2020–2021), Installation view: Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.