World on a Wire, Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul

Rhizome of the New Museum

About the Exhibition

The Seoul edition of World on a Wire featured six works by global artists in a variety of analog and digital mediums: Augmented Reality (AR), digital and practical animation, simulation, gaming, and more. Many of the works in this edition each created their own virtual space and ecosystem such as the speculative lifeforms of Tabor Robak’s “Butterfly Room: Special Edition” (2014/2021), and the generative “living” exhibition platform created by designer Yehwan Song on World on a Wire in Seoul presented works by Mariia Fedorova, JooYoung Oh, Tabor Robak, Rachel Rossin, Theo Triantafyllidis, 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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