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Electronic Superhighway—how the internet has transformed art

Issue No. 2490

Excellences & Perfections (2014-15)

Excellences & Perfections (2014-15) (Pic: Amalia Ulman)

Electronic Superhighway showcases over 100 artworks that look at the impact of computer and internet technology on artists from the mid-1960s to today.

The exhibition includes film, painting, photography, drawing and sculpture by more than 70 artists. Artists explore as digital image manipulation and authenticity.

A series of photographs from conceptual artist Amalia Ulman look at the impact of social media on attitudes towards the female body (above).

International artists and collectives examine the dot-com boom from the late 1990s.

The works are arranged in reverse chronological order. As the exhibition travels back in time, key moments in the history of art and the internet are revealed.

The gallery is hosting a series of free related projects, displays and events on various dates until June.

Electronic Superhighway is on at the Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX until 15 May.
Admission £13.50 or £11.95 without Gift Aid donation.

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Tue 9 Feb 2016, 16:51 GMT
Issue No. 2490
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