Chaos as Usual
Philip Kwame Apagya, Ann Craven, Liz Deschenes, Thomas Julier (in collaboration with Cédric Eisenring and Kaspar Mueller), Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, Takeshi Murata, Seth Price, Antek Walczak, among others.
Curated by Hanne Mugaas, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
The exhibition Chaos as Usual explores how we construct and experience everyday life in a reality increasingly mediated via the computer screen. In 2011, our experience of the world is to a great extent based on the endless copying, layering, circulation, and decontextualization of digital imagery; with the Internet, appropriation seems to have reached its peak. The artists in this show make works that question image construction and manipulation, the leveling of high and low, and new forms of representation—all derived from a contemporary culture where global branding mingles with popular expression, cartoons with haute couture, and traditional media with spambot-generated content.
Link to exhibition and more information here.