On 14 October, a PDF catalogue accompanying the exhibition “Art Post-Internet,” curated by Karen Archey and Robin Peckham for the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing during spring 2014, becomes available online at http://post-inter.net/. Titled Art Post-Internet: INFORMATION/DATA and planned and executed collaboratively with Berlin design office PWR Studio, this digital publication broadens the purview of the exhibition both geographically and conceptually, reaching new audiences and rejoining the online intellectual milieu in which it was first conceived. In addition to an extended exhibition essay written by Archey and Peckham, the PDF comprises responses to a questionnaire on the nature of the highly contested term “post-internet.” This questionnaire is intended to preserve the widely varied opinions and oral histories of post-internet thought leaders throughout the world. Respondents include artists Cory Arcangel, Simon Denny, and Bunny Rogers, art critics Ben Davis and Paddy Johnson, academics Mark Tribe and Esther Choi, and museum professionals Christiane Paul, Raffael Dörig, Jamillah James, Ben Vickers, Omar Kholeif and Gene McHugh. The publication concludes with an endnote comprising personal reflections on the oftentimes cantankerous reception of post-internet art written by Archey.
Launching online as a wide-reaching network of art professionals convene in London for Frieze Art Fair, this postscript for “Art Post-Internet” was organized with a post-internet sensibility, anticipating its international reception through public and private, digital and human networks. An exhibition, as a collection of artworks, texts, documentation, and interpretation, inhabits a wide variety of such spaces, and today must be designed with this intent. The catalogue Art Post-Internet: INFORMATION/DATA seeks to preserve discussion pertinent to its object of research as a highly contested subject, and as such belongs to the rapidly evolving category of digital-first open access publishing. The title INFORMATION/DATA plays on the definition of these two words—information being the useful product of organized data—and speaks to the editorial intention of the PDF to be inclusive of all information about post-internet art to the point of being cumbersome.
Artists and collectives in “Art Post-Internet” include Aids-3D, Kari Altmann, Cory Arcangel, Alisa Baremboym, Bernadette Corporation, Dara Birnbaum, Juliette Bonneviot, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Tyler Coburn, Petra Cortright, Simon Denny, Aleksandra Domanović, Harm van den Dorpel, Ed Fornieles, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Joel Holmberg, GCC, Josh Kline, Oliver Laric, LuckyPDF, Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti, Marlie Mul, Katja Novitskova, Marisa Olson, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Aude Pariset, Seth Price, Jon Rafman, Jon Rafman and Rosa Aiello, Rachel Reupke, Bunny Rogers, Hannah Sawtell, Ben Schumacher, Timur Si-Qin, Hito Steyerl, Artie Vierkant, Lance Wakeling, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Jordan Wolfson.
For further information, please contact:
Ling Chen, UCCA