Melanie Bühler lives and works in Amsterdam and New York as an independent curator. She is the founder and curator of Lunch Bytes – a project on digital art and culture including talks, discussions and an online platform for which she collaborated with institutions such as the Goethe-Institut; Art Basel; CCA, Glasgow; ICA, London; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., among others. Her most recent exhibition projects include Inflected Objects #2: Circulation – Otherwise, Unhinged at Future Gallery Berlin, Inflected Objects #2: Circulation – Mise en Séance at De Hallen Haarlem (both 2016), Inflected Objects #1: Abstraction – Rising Automated Reasoning at Swiss Institute Milano (2015), and BRANDS -CONCEPT/AFFECT/MODULARITY at S.A.L.T.S. Project Space, Birsfelden (2014). She is the editor of No Internet, No Art. A Lunch Bytes Anthology (Onomatopee, 2015) and her writings have appeared in various exhibition catalogues, publications and magazines.
Talk: Being Modern, Breathing Post: Post-Internet Art as the Art of the Now (and After)
Track: Where Are We Now?
Date: Day 1 – 14:30
Location: Neufert-Mansion, Gelmeroda
In the last couple of years the interest in internet-related art has steadily increased, reaching its peak in 2014 when “post-internet” became the buzzword of the art world. My talk will address how art and technology have co-evolved in the last four years, how hype and trends govern the attentional tides of the art world and what role digital technologies play in these dynamics. What does it entail to produce art as part of this recent past/current moment? What makes it “now” and why then has it so quickly been labeled as “post”?