ICA/Boston Explores Art in the Digital Age

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston will present Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Tensión Superficial, a video projection with a computerized surveillance system. Photography courtesy of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Bitforms Gallery, New York.

As we all know now, it wasn’t Al Gore who invented the Internet. Tim Berners-Lee, however, can accurately claim to have invented a slightly different entity, the World Wide Web, in 1989. That pivotal year is the launching point of “Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today” at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston starting February 7.

Featuring 60 artists and collectives, the exhibition crosses mediums, from painting and photography to video and VR. One of the five thematic sections, States of Surveillance, includes Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive video featuring a giant human eye. There will also be a site-specific VR installation by filmmaker Jon Rafman, who’s among the millennials contributing to the show.

Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue (still), 2013. Video (color, sound; 13:00 minutes). Courtesy the artist, Silex Films, and kamel mennour, Paris/London. © 2016 ADAGP Camille Henrot
Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue (still), 2013. Video (color, sound; 13:00 minutes). Courtesy the artist, Silex Films, and kamel mennour, Paris/London. © 2016 ADAGP Camille Henrot
Celia Hempton, David, Florida, USA, 28th September 2015, 2015. Oil on linen. 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (30 x 35 cm). Courtesy the artist and Southard Reid, London. © Celia Hempton
Jon Rafman, View of Harbor, 2017. Virtual reality headsets and 3-D simulation (color, sound; approximately 8:00 minutes). Courtesy the artist. Photo by Matthew Monteith. © Jon Rafman
Jon Rafman, View of Harbor, 2017. Virtual reality headsets and 3-D simulation (color, sound; approximately 8:00 minutes). Courtesy the artist. Photo by Matthew Monteith. © Jon Rafman
Juliana Huxtable, Untitled in the Rage (Nibiru Cataclysm), 2015. Inkjet print. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Purchased with funds contributed by Stephen J. Javaras, 2015. Image courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © Juliana Huxtable
Kate Cooper, Rigged (still), 2014–15. Installation with digital prints and HD videos (color, sound; 4:28 minutes). Courtesy the artist. © Kate Cooper
Lizzie Fith/Ryan Trecartin, Permission Streak (still), 2016. HD video (color, sound; 21:17 minutes). Courtesy the artist, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Sprüth Magers. © Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin

> See more from the November 2017 issue of Interior Design

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