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Jan 17
Historic Theater / Michigan Theater
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Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series and UMMA Present: Eva Respini: Art in the Age of the Internet

“The internet has introduced a new way of seeing and being,” says Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston. “It’s affected how we shop, eat, date, travel, our social behaviors, our political machines, and how we create and consider art,” both online and off. The exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, on view at UMMA December 15, 2018 - April 7, 2019, brings together more than forty works across a variety of media and features artists and collectives of different generations and backgrounds to take a look at this ubiquitous influence.  Join Respini, the exhibition curator, for an in-depth exploration of the art, artists, and ideas behind the show.

Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston and specializes in global contemporary art and image-making practices. At the ICA Respini recently curated Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today and has organized exhibitions of leading contemporary artists such as Diana Thater, Liz Deschenes, Nalini Malani, Dana Schutz, as well as forthcoming exhibitions of William Forsythe, Huma Bhabha, John Akomfrah and an exhibition on art and migration in the 21st century.

Formerly Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Respini organized there critically acclaimed retrospectives of Cindy Sherman, Walid Raad, and Robert Heinecken, and exhibitions with artists Klara Liden, Anne Collier, Leslie Hewitt, and Akram Zaatari. She is author of Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today (2018); Liz Deschenes (2016); Walid Raad (2015); Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); Cindy Sherman (2012).

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and curated by Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, with Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator.

Major support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

​UMMA gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support:

Lead Exhibition Sponsors:
Candy and Michael Barasch, University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Ross School of Business, Michigan Medicine, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Individual and Family Foundation Donors:
William Susman and Emily Glasser; The Applebaum Family Compass Fund: Pamela Applebaum and Gaal Karp, Lisa Applebaum; P.J. and Julie Solit; Vicky and Ned Hurley; Ann and Mel Schaffer; Mark and Cecilia Vonderheide; and Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga  

University of Michigan Funding Partners:
School of Information; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Michigan Engineering; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Institute for the Humanities; Department of History of Art; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Department of American Culture; School of Education; Department of Film, Television, and Media; Digital Studies Program; and Department of Communication Studies