"CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist" at the Modern Art Museum in Paris

From October 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016
  • DIS, Competing Images, 2012 Art pictured: Selection display: Ancestral prayer, 2012 by Timur Si-Qin

    DIS, Competing Images, 2012 Art pictured: Selection display: Ancestral prayer, 2012 by Timur Si-Qin

    © Courtesy DIS Magazine

  • Ed Atkins, Even Pricks, 2013 HD video with 5.1 surround sound, 8 minutes, Courtesy the Artist, Cabinet London and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

    Ed Atkins, Even Pricks, 2013 HD video with 5.1 surround sound, 8 minutes, Courtesy the Artist, Cabinet London and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

    © Courtesy the Artist, Cabinet London and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

  • DIS, The Island (KEN), 2015 Created in collaboration with Dornbracht and co-designed by Mike Meiré

    DIS, The Island (KEN), 2015 Created in collaboration with Dornbracht and co-designed by Mike Meiré

    © Photography Heji Shin - Courtesy the artists

  • DIS, The New Wholesome (tags: flip flops, dishwasher, gap, sniff), 2013

    DIS, The New Wholesome (tags: flip flops, dishwasher, gap, sniff), 2013

    © Courtesy DISimages

"CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist" at the Modern Art Museum in Paris 11 avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris fr

The Modern Art Museum in Paris presents CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist: a selection of international artists trained during the 2000s whose innovative practices are largely based on networking.

Scenography by the New York collective DIS and with the curatorial participation of 89plus, the exhibition foregrounds a new artistic language taking its inspiration from Internet resources. 

The Modern Art Museum in Paris has opted for dividing CO-WORKERS between two sites, each with its own emphasis: Network as Artist at ARC and Beyond Disaster at Bétonsalon –Centre for Art and Research. 

With the world in the throes of its third industrial revolution, the use of the Internet and mobile telephone systems has triggered a new mode of communication hinging on an uninterrupted flow of information. While remaining independent, the user is connected to numerous networks –professional, technical, artistic, cultural – that recognise no geographic boundaries: a form of organisation symptomatic of what sociologist Barry Wellman calls "networked individualism". 

"The Internet of Things" revolves around the idea that humans are no longer the sole thinking entities – that the things around them constitute an environment termed "Ambient Intelligence". 
Installations, videos, sculptures and paintings: the contributing artists explore a system of exchanges whose complexity outstrips the merely human scale. They investigate the way intelligence and consciousness can be extended to include machines, animals and other living organisms.

In a society marked by data acceleration and the omnipresence of images, these artists work within a culture of the visible, in which the boundaries between the private and public spheres are blurred and intimacy becomes "extimacy". In devising the exhibition's scenography DIS, known for its lifestyle platform DIS Magazine, has drawn on collective work spaces, shopping malls, and airport transit areas. The upshot is an event – a network of artworks, interactive installations and performances – that situates the museum in a world of data streaming and circulation.  

Address

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Admission fees and rates

  • Ticket price : 7€
  • Concession price : 5€

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