The Transformation of Things into Data
Fri, May 26, 2017 – Sun, September 03, 2017

The »Infosphere« exhibition, originally presented in 2015-2016 at the ZKM as part of the GLOBALE, has been on display in the space of the CENART, the Centro National de las Artes in Mexico City in 2017. 

The exhibition presents an overview of art in the era of the digital revolution and its social consequences. It provides insights into the new data world – whose existence has been finally brought home to the general public, through the NSA affair.

Today, people live in a globally interconnected world in which the biosphere and the infosphere are interfused and interdependent. With this neologism the technical network is meant, from radio to the Internet, which covers the globe and enables global exchange of data as well as the organization of transport for people and goods. Without the global traffic in data, goods, and passengers it would be impossible to meet the biological and social needs and aspirations of over seven billion people. Against this backdrop, contemporary art operating in the thematic field of big data is especially significant.

The exhibition in its version for CENART will show works from the ZKM Collection, further projects offering new perspectives on the digital sphere, and a film program which will add critical reflections on the contemporary digital age.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media

In collaboration with the The National Center for the Arts (CENART), Mexiko.