World on a Wire, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing

Rhizome of the New Museum

About the Exhibition

Hyundai Motor and Rhizome of the New Museum announced the launch of World on a Wire, a global exhibition in Beijing and online, World on a Wire represents the first collaboration of the partnership between Hyundai Motor and Rhizome with the shared vision to create platforms for innovative, emergent digital art practices. The exhibition featured 11 works, of which 7 were commissions, by global artists who have expressed themselves through a variety of digital mediums. Their works explore the possibilities and poetics of simulation as an artistic practice. The inaugural edition of World on a Wire featured curatorial and program contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

World on a Wire in Beijing presented works by Mariia Fedorova, LU Fei & LEI Jianhao, JooYoung Oh, Sascha Pohflepp & Matthew Lutz & Alessia Nigretti, Pete Jiadong Qiang, Tabor Robak, Rachel Rossin,Timur Si-Qin, Theo Triantafyllidis, YE Nan, and ZZYW (Zhenzhen Qi & Yang Wang).

About the Program

Rhizome and "World on a Wire"

In 2021, Hyundai Motor and Rhizome partnered to support artists working with new and experimental forms.  Established in 1996, Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, scholarship, and digital preservation. Since 2003, Rhizome has been an affiliate in residence at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, working with the institution to explore the future of contemporary art and technology. To date, the partnership resulted in World on a Wire, a digital and physical exhibition exploring blurring lines between the virtual and the real. The group exhibition traveled to Hyundai Motorstudios in Beijing, Seoul, and Moscow, with unique institutional partnerships, including with the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The project continues online as a generative web-based artwork by Yehwan Song—

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