“Post-internet” refers not to a time “after” the internet, but rather to an internet state of mind—to think in the fashion of the network. From the changing nature of the image to the circulation of cultural objects, from the politics of participation to new understandings of materiality, the interventions presented under this rubric attempt nothing short of the redefinition of art for the age of the internet. As such, much of the work presented here employs the visual rhetoric of advertising, graphic design, stock imagery, corporate branding, visual merchandising, and commercial software tools. The exhibition considers issues related to internet policy, mass clandestine surveillance and data mining, the physicality of the network, theories surrounding posthumanism, radicalized information dispersion, and the open source movement. It looks at changes taking place in the age of the ubiquitous internet, to information dispersion, artwork documentation, human language, and approaches to art history.
These artworks have been featured in the UCCA exhibition “Art Post-Internet,” 2014