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Electronic Superhighway (1966 - 2016)

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A major exhibition presenting how artists have been influenced by technology and the internet over the past six decades. The exhibition is taking place from 29th January 16 – 15th May 16 at the Whitechapel Gallery, and what a show to start 2016 with.

Arranged in reverse chronological order, the exhibition starts off with works made in the recent years, and ends with the innovative and revolutionary movement Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T). This movement took place in 1966, a key point in art history, when a group of artists including Andy Warhol, and Bell Laboratories engineers created a series of events, “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering”. These events in New York were a first to incorporate new technology such as the use of CCTV, and TV projection on stage

As you travel through the decades each technological milestone will be highlighted by a key artistic piece from the 1970’s where Apple released the first computer, and the 1980’s when Microsoft invented Windows, to the 1990’s the birth of the internet. It is in the 1990’s where Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s piece was created that “really follows you around the room”.

Aimed to be an eye opening evening enjoyable by all!

Tickets and more information can be found at the following link: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/electronicsuperhighway


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