While museums around the globe are closed to the public, we are spotlighting each day an inspiring exhibition that was previously on view. Even if you can’t see it in person, allow us to give you a virtual look.
“Art in the Age of Anxiety”
Sharjah Art Foundation
What the museum says: “‘Art in the Age of Anxiety’ conjures the bombardment of information, misinformation, emotion, deception, and secrecy that invades online and offline life in the age of digital technology. It aims to illuminate the ‘post-digital’ condition—the manners and behaviors found in a world altered by the rise of digital technologies—and posits speculations for our future.
The exhibition design for ‘Art in the Age of Anxiety’ is created by architect—and Sharjah Biennial 13 participant—Todd Reisz. Reisz’s work often focuses on cities of the Arabian Peninsula from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Here, he has worked with curator Omar Kholeif to imagine a physical maze of corridors and experiences that will fully immerse the viewer.”
Why it’s worth a look: In his debut exhibition as curator of the Sharjah Foundation, Omar Kholeif has corralled some of the most prescient works of the internet-era. It’s a subject that Kholeif knows well having organized numerous related exhibitions, including “I Was Raised on the Internet” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which broached themes of artificial intelligence, isolation, disassociation, transmission, interconnectedness, and more.
In the new show, more than 60 works spanning every medium imaginable represent every corner of the Internet, from Trevor Paglen’s surveillance-based aerial photographs, to Cao Fei’s surreal landscapes drawn from video game culture.
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