The Internetional

Showroom MAMA presents The Internetional, a two-day symposium focusing on one of the most important areas of visual culture today: the Internet.

May 2015
May 2015
09:00 to 16:00
location: V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL, Rotterdam

The Internetional is a two-day symposium focusing on one of the most important areas of visual culture today: the Internet. Curators, artists, and theorists will discuss this topic with each other and the public in a diverse program of panel discussions, dialogues, lectures, and workshops. The impact of the Internet and social media on visual culture in general has been substantial. A young generation of contemporary artists, defined as Post Internet, have surfaced on social media and in exhibition spaces.

Post Internet is a popular but often contested term for art whose production, distribution, and consumption use the Internet's infrastructure and/or aesthetics. Artistic practices labelled as Post Internet vary widely but have a particular Internet-awareness in common: artists who, for example, use the Internet as a digital archive for making work; who use social media as a platform or topic; or who use data analysis and algorithms as tools. They take a critical or affirmative position in relation to the Internet and the relationships it produces. This art is shown in galleries and exhibition spaces and increasingly in an online environment as a hyperlink, PDF file or on social media and blog formats such as Tumblr.

The Internetional two-day symposium will attempt to further unpack the Post Internet concept. Is Post Internet a useful term for defining the increasing entanglement of digital and analogue culture? How can we emphasise the diversity and complexity of this development?

With contributions by:
Roel Roscam Abbing, Dennis de Bel, Josephine Bosma, Buenos Tiempos Int., Melanie Bühler, Florian Cramer, Michel van Dartel, Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart, Arjon Dunnewind, Kim de Groot, Nathalie Hartjes, Petra Heck, Nathasha Hoare, Joel Holmberg, Wayne Horse, Gene McHugh, JODI, Michelle Kasprzak, Cadence Kinsey, Vincent Koreman, Jan Robert Leegte, Geert Lovink, Jonas Lund, Lucky PDF, Domenico Quaranta, Rafaël Rozendaal, Stefan Simchowitz, Brad Troemel, Amalia Ulman, Ariadne Urlus, Marloes de Vries, Addie Wagenknecht, Gerben Willers, Olof van Winden, Juha van 't Zelfde.

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Curated by:
Gerben Willers, Jesse van Oosten and Ariadne Urlus

22 and 23 May 2015, 11:00-17:30

Showroom MAMA, V2, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Worm

Supported by:
Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie and Volkskracht

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