Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, on view at UMMA from December 15, 2018 to April 7, 2019, examines the radical impact of internet culture on visual art since the invention of the web in 1989. The exhibition presents more than forty works across a variety of media—painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects. It features work by some of the most important artists working today, including Judith Barry, Juliana Huxtable, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Laura Owens, Trevor Paglen, Seth Price, Cindy Sherman, Frances Stark, and Martine Syms.
Open galleries from 4-5 p.m. will be hosted by UMMA staff. At 5 p.m. participants will convene for an open discussion about the exhibit. The conversation will begin with a dialogue between the artist Osman Khan (U-M School of Art and Design) and the cultural critic Anna Watkins Fisher (U-M American Culture) facilitated by Jennifer Robertson (Art History and Anthropology). Meet in the exhibition in the A. Alfred Taubman I gallery on floor 2 of the Alumni Memorial Hall wing the the Museum.
This program is organized and presented in partnership with the Science, Technology, and Society Program and Digital Studies at the University of Michigan.
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, 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 Cecelia Vonderheide; and Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga
University of Michigan Funding Partners:
School of Information; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; 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