Phillips is honoured to support the Whitechapel Gallery in its landmark exhibition Electronic Superhighway (2016–1966). This sponsorship forms one part of our global programme of arts partnerships in 2016, affirming our commitment to supporting and engaging with the world’s preeminent museums and public galleries.
A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works that explore the impact of computer and internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day, Electronic Superhighway (2016–1966) takes its title from a term coined in 1974 by South Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who foresaw the potential of global connections through technology. Arranged in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway begins with works made at the arrival of the new millennium, and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T), an iconic, artistic moment that took place in 1966. Key moments in the history of art and the Internet emerge as the exhibition travels back in time.
The exhibition features new and rarely seen multimedia works, together with film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. From Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Bailey, James Bridle, Constant Dullaart and Oliver Laric, to Roy Ascott, Judith Barry, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Ulla Wiggen, over 70 artists spanning 50 years are included.
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