Eva and Franco Mattes, "My Generation", 2010.

Daniel Steegmann at the MCA, Chicago

(Chicago, USA)

Automation, videos on demand and worldwide communication: facilities and efficiencies celebrated by the globalized society that have transformed the way people interact culturally. However, some are concerned about narcissistic, individualistic and capitalistic behaviours that might develop due to technology everyday synergy. Whether utopia or dystopia, “I was raised on the internet”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (MCA), discusses aspects of the millennium society as a result of all those devices and mobile applications.

The show features more than 60 international artists, including Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, exhibit 100 works to document life since 1998. The Spanish artist, who lives in Rio and was PIPA 2014 finalist, purposes a virtual reality headset display which places visitors in our solar system, surrounded by planets. The exposition is divided into five sections, “Look at Me”, “Touch Me”, “Control Me”, “Play with Me” and “Sell Me Out”, and encompasses Internet phenomena such as memes and avatar identities.

“I was raised on the internet”, group show featuring Sophia Al-Maria, American Artist, Anna Anthropy, Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Bailey, Zach Blas, Nate Boyce, Ingrid Burrington, Cao Fei, Antoine Catala, Jon Chamber, 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, Annika Kuhlmann, Thomson & Craighead, Josh Tonsfeldt, Francis Tseng, Amalia Ulman, Harm van den Dorpel, Artie Vierkant, Andrew Norman Wilson, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
On view from June 23rd through October 14th, 2018

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