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I was Raised on The Internet


  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)
  Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation, 2010. Video (13 minutes, 18 seconds), broken computer tower, CRT monitor, loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, and various cables; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Plugin, Basel. Collection of Alain Servais.

Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation, 2010. Video (13 minutes, 18 seconds), broken computer tower, CRT monitor, loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, and various cables; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Plugin, Basel. Collection of Alain Servais.



It is with great pleasure that I share the invitation to this show I a part of



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ARTISTS FEATURED IN I WAS RAISED ON THE INTERNET INCLUDE:

Sophia Al-Maria
American Artist
Anna Anthropy
Cory Arcangel
Jeremy Bailey*
Zach Blas
Nate Boyce
Ingrid Burrington
Cao Fei
Antoine Catala
Jon Chambers*
Shu Lea Cheang
Ian Cheng
Chris Collins
Petra Cortright
Douglas Coupland
Simon Denny
DIS*
Aleksandra Domanović
Stan Douglas
Constant Dullaart
E. Jane
Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin
John Gerrard
Goldin+Senneby
Óscar González-Díaz*
Matthew Angelo Harrison
Erin Hayden
Porpentine Charity Heartscape*
Mashaun Ali Hendricks*
Femke Herregraven
Shawné Michaelain Holloway*
Joel Holmberg
Juliana Huxtable
Oliver Laric
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Sara Ludy
Rachel Maclean
Eva and Franco Mattes
Takeshi Murata
Jayson Musson
Mendi + Keith Obadike
Laura Owens
Trevor Paglen
Heather Phillipson*
Angelo Plessas
Jon Rafman
Sean Raspet
Tabita Rezaire
Tabor Robak
Evan Roth
Jacolby Satterwhite
Ben Schumacher
Bogosi Sekhukhuni
Elias Sime
Daniel Steegman Mangrané
Hito Steyerl
Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann*
Thomson & Craighead
Josh Tonsfeldt
Francis Tseng
Amalia Ulman
Harm van den Dorpel
Artie Vierkant
Andrew Norman Wilson
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

* Commissioned work

I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social media and alternative modes of representation, the everyday is no longer what it used to be. The ways we interact with each other have shifted through the connected nature of telecommunications devices across the internet, including mobile applications, social media platforms, and large search engines that have become everyday tools for individuals from all walks of life. New modes, not only of seeing but also of feeling, have emerged in response to this.
 

The exhibition seeks to put into language the idea of the “millennial’”—in the truest sense of the word—extrapolating the terms used by artists and creative practitioners in relation to the internet, including the so-called post-internet phenomenon. Fittingly, the viewer is an active agent, engaging new forms of networked behavior and participating both in the gallery space and beyond, through additional digital works hosted online. I Was Raised on the Internetplays with the dystopic connotations of our online multiverse but also is a direct reaction to the utopic beginnings of the world of computing.