Electronic Superhighway is being exhibited at Whitechapel gallery from January 29 until May 15, 2016.

It features over 70 artists, curated together over different mediums including painting, sculpture, film, photography and drawing, exploring how technology has immersed itself as art.

The exhibition showcases work from the mid-sixties to the present day, curated in a chronological reverse, it begins with present day digital art and travels back in time to 1966.

Amalia Ulman, Excellences & Perfections (Instagram Update, 18th June 2014), 2015

Electronic Superhighway shows how the advance of technology and the internet has evolved and changed the artists practise.

The title, Electronic Superhighway has been inspired by Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who recognises the importance of global interconnections as potential new art forms.

Nam June Paik is featured in the exhibition with Internet Dream, an installation composed of 52 monitor screens displaying digitally-processed imagery and also the 1984 work Good Morning, Mr. Orwell

Nam June Paik, Internet Dream, 1994

The exhibition incorporates the creation of the world wide web, 1989 and what this meant for digital art. The emergence of net art and interactive browser based works, for example the Rhizome archive.

Douglas Coupland, Deep Face, 2015

The exhibition documents the key moments in time which saw the interrelations between technology and art come together to create a new form.

 Find out more about the exhibition at Electronic Superhighway

Installation view: Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966)
Whitechapel Gallery, London, 29 January – 15 May 2016

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