Electronic Superhighway: The Exhibition
Collating over 100 artworks, Electronic Superhighway, represents the impact of computer and internet technologies during the mid 1960's to present day. Located at The Whitechapel Gallery, this exhibition which is one giant electronic space, starts with the present day digitalised dream and works it's way back in time where the world wasn't run by touch screens and filters.
What to expect from the exhibition? A virtual hub of multimedia works, together from film, photography, painting, sculpture and drawings from over 70 artists that have documented the transition of technology and the electronic process of the internet. Highlights include a series of photographs from conceptual artist Amalia Ulman’s four-month Instagram project Excellences & Perfections, which examines the influence of social media on attitudes towards the female body. Miniature works by Celia Hempton painted live in chatrooms go on display alongside a large scale digital painting by Albert Oehlen and manipulated camera-less photography by Thomas Ruff. The dot-com boom, from the late 1990s to early millennium, is also examined through work from international artists and collectives.
Electronic Superhighway (2016 - 1966) is at The Whitechapel Gallery until 15 May 2016.