Internet & Art: A History at Maat, Portugal
Category
Exhibition Review
Date
Mar 12, 2018
Source
Blouin Art Info
Author
Excerpt

The exhibition has on display both new and rarely seen multimedia works, as well as film, painting, sculpture, photography, and drawings by more than 70 artists. These include works by art stars such as Cory Arcangel, Judith Barry, James Bridle, Constant Dullaart, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Vera Molnar, Nam June Paik, Thomas Ruff, Hito Steyerl and Amalia Ulman. “Electronic Superhighway” gets its name from a term coined by South Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik. He coined the term in 1974 when he foresaw the potential of global connections through a network technology. Arranged in reverse chronological order, “Electronic Superhighway” begins with works made at the turn of the millennium and ends with those exhibited in the iconic 1966 event “Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.).”