May 11, 2014 - WRO Art Center - On the Silver Globe at Kunsthal Aarhus
May 11, 2014

On the Silver Globe at Kunsthal Aarhus

On the Silver Globe
Installations from the collection of WRO Media Art Biennale 
May 15–June 15, 2014

Kunsthal Aarhus 
J. M. Mørks Gade 13
Aarhus
Denmark

www.kunsthalaarhus.dk 
www.wrocenter.pl 

Curated by Piotr Krajewski

On the Silver Globe exhibition, prepared by the WRO Art Center, is devoted to the currents in contemporary art that make us consider the ways media provide a basis for creativity. Most interfaces of modern devices are constantly converting analog input into digital data, transforming signals into code. The subject of the exhibition is the way signal and code serve as new media for artistic expression—material for use with technological devices that artists have been experimenting with for the last fifty years. The exhibition is a curatorial tribute to Józef Robakowski, Bruce Nauman, Paul Sharits, Woody Vasulka, Nam June Paik and Zygmunt Rytka—artists of immense individuality and originality whose works have influenced the directions taken by contemporary art. The exhibition comprises historical works along with those by contemporary artists Paweł Janicki, Sergiy Petlyuk and Justyna Misiuk, as well as works developed by the WROcenter Group. Taken together, the works reflect the most characteristic forms and features found in the works of artists who laid the fundaments of the language of electronic art.

The WRO Media Art Biennale is the major forum for new media art in Poland, and one of the leading international contemporary art events in Europe. Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been presenting art forms created using new media for artistic expression and communication. The array of exhibitions and presentations that make up every WRO Biennale feature a wide variety of genres and forms, including video, installations, analogue and digital media performances, interactive works, net-based and social media projects. 

WRO Art Center initiates, develops and supports cultural and intellectual dialog, research projects and coproductions, and collaborates with artists, theorist and art institutions around the world.

Works in the exhibition
Sergiy Petlyuk and WROcenter Group, Dies irae, 2013. Interactive installation.

Paweł Janicki, Vinyl Video Delay, 2012. Interactive installation.

WROcenter Group, Test Five for Józef Robakowski, 2012; Józef Robakowski, Test One, 1971. Installation.

WROcenter Group, MEM [Multiple Energy Mirror] for Józef, Nam June and Witkac, 2012. Installation.

WROcenter Group, On a silver globe for Zygmunt Rytka, 2012. Objects with interactive projection and photographs.

WROcenter Group, LIVE – Taped Video Staircase for Bruce Nauman,2012. Interactive installation.

Justyna Misiuk, Dumplings Team, 2011. Interactive installation.

Paweł Janicki, Aleastock, 2013. Interactive installation.

WROcenter Group, Revolving C-Trend Histagram for Woody Vasulka, 2012. Interactive installation.

WROcenter Group, RGB: Ray Gun Beam Virus for Paul Sharits, 2012. Interactive installation.

 

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