Cultural Matter II (2019-2020)


Digital culture keeps on coming up with the newest, the best and the fastest. But what do we
know about its history? Artists have been designing, critiquing and manipulating new
technologies for decades. Work by earlier Internet artists, post-Internet artists, hackers and
media activists is no longer always understood in the light of the current state of technology,
while it still has a lot to say a lot about contemporary technology – and art. These ‘media
artists’ have left their mark on our current society through their critical use of new
technologies. Thanks to their awareness of, and break with, art history, they can justifiably
be called the new avant-garde. Cultural Matter highlights the enduring expressive power of
digital artworks: works in which art and technology and the past and the future come
together in a way that is as logical as it is groundbreaking.

September 18 - October 30, 2019

Cultural Matter: Jonas Lund - Opening event with Florian Cramer (Pt.I) 18 September 2019
Cultural Matter: Gijs van Oenen on the Fear Of Missing Out (Pt.II) 16 October 2019

November 20, 2019 - January 8, 2020

February 12 - March 20, 2020

April 15 - May 27, 2020

September 2 - October 14, 2020

Cultural Matter is made possible by het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stichting Niemeijer Fonds.