Eleven Pro-tips for Art plus Internet | By Matthew Fuller / Mute | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

In his review of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Information Superhighway (2016 – 1966) exhibition, Matthew Fuller immerses himself fully in the minds of its curators

 

Information Superhighway is an amazing feat of curation. It starts with a slice of the present and drills inexorably back through time from post-internet, to net art, to video art, to computer art, to kinetic art and happenings. This show maximises its conceptual lifting power by illustrating how communications networks all point one way – to our illustrious present. As the show moves back through time with each of these phases, the inverse pyramid of art shown becomes smaller and the rooms get emptier as less work stands in for more art. ...