Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at Whitechapel Gallery


Aristarkh Chernyshev, Loading, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and XL Gallery, Moscow © Aristarkh Chernyshev Pinterest


See what happens when computer technology collides with art in Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at Whitechapel Gallery.

Exhibited in reverse chronological order, the 100-plus artworks transport you back through the last 50 years, highlighting major milestones in art and internet history. Including multimedia works, photography, paintings, sculptures, films and drawings, the projects on show range from Instagram experiments and digital image manipulation, to artists’ reaction to the dot-com phenomenon and computer-generated worlds, concluding with products of the 1966 Experiments in Art and Technology.

With more than 70 artists featured, including Lynn Hershman, Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Bailey, Constant Dullaart, James Bridle and Roy Ascott, the exhibition examines the vast possibilities offered by the internet age and its impact on creative output.


Venue Details & Map

Whitechapel Art Gallery

80-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX
+44 20 7522 7896
Public transport:
Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.

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