|Cuándo:||20 jun de 2017 - 16 dic de 2017|
|Inauguración:||20 jun de 2017 / 18:00|
|Horario:||18 - 20 hrs|
|Dónde:||Art Projects Ibiza / C/ Alcalde Bartomeu Rosselló, 9B – 7 / Eivissa, Baleares, España|
|Organizada por:||Art Projects Ibiza, Kimberly Chang Mathieu (KCM Fine Arts), Lisson Gallery|
|Artistas participantes:||Cory Arcangel, Olia Lialina|
|Enlaces oficiales||Web Facebook|
In military parlance, the terms asymmetrical and symmetrical have historically been employed in reference to political provocations and diplomatic démarches, escalation, and tension, as well as to power dynamics of the highest order. Yet today these terms are also useful for describing a set of relations that define our social and cultural connections to power, particularly as we take stock of contemporary media structures. In fact, this terminology is uniquely pertinent for any dialogue about the socio-cultural impact of the Internet as it has shifted in recent decades from a tool for military communication to an “information superhighway” promising open and equal exchange, and, finally, the increasingly asymmetric “content delivery system” that shapes contemporary experience. On the eve of Y2K, Russian-born Olia Lialina—who is among the best-known participants in the 1990s net.art scene— first met American artist Cory Arcangel. Ever since, the artists have been deep in dialogue about such changing terms for the Internet. For their first collaboration in an exhibition format, Arcangel and Lialina present complex bodies of work that arose through their continuing conversation. The exhibition was curated by Caitlin Jones for Western Front, Vancouver (where it appeared last fall), and organized for The Kitchen by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan. The Art Projects Ibiza + Lune Rouge exhibition, organized by KCM Fine Arts and Lisson Gallery is the biggest iteration of the project to date.