“The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics” is a Peeler Art Center exhibit featuring 16 works from throughout Internet art history, showcasing websites, software, sculpture, graphics, books, and merchandise while considering the net as a social process, material infrastructure and lived experience. The exhibit premiered at the New Museum in NYC, now on national tour.
Featured work was selected from “Net Art Anthology,” Rhizome’s major online exhibition featuring 100 pieces that sketch a possible canon for net art. Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation, and software development and has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet.
Presented online at this link, “Net Art Anthology” represents a major archival effort, leveraging Rhizome’s unique expertise in the history of network culture and the display and preservation of born-digital artworks.
The Peeler Art Center is open Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 – 5 and Sundays 1 – 5. Running Sept 13 – Dec 6, this exhibit is free, and all are invited to enjoy it in the University Gallery, on the upper level of the Peeler.