Digital Art Exhibition “World on a Wire” Opens at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow


"World on a Wire," organized by Rhizome's Artistic Director Michael Connor, opened at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow. The exhibition is a collaboration between Hyundai Motor Company and Rhizome of the New Museum in New York, as part of a partnership which began earlier this year, devoted to amplifying new modes of born-digital artmaking. Founded in 1996 and affiliated with New York City's iconic New Museum since 2003, Rhizome is a leading art organization dedicated to digital art and culture. Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition, and proliferation of art engaged with network technologies and the exhibition of experimental and leading-edge digital art. 

It is this commitment that forms Rhizome's synergistic foundation with Hyundai's art and culture initiatives that focus on supporting innovative artists and long-standing partnerships with global art institutions. The first exhibition by Hyundai and Rhizome debuted early this year at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing and online on The Moscow edition of "World on a Wire" is the third and final event in the series, following Beijing and Seoul, and will bring new artistic elements not seen at the previous presentations. 

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will be supporting the "World on a Wire" exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow as part of its Garage Digital program, which brings together artists, scientists, programmers, and art historians to explore and support new languages of visual culture that are emerging under the influence of advanced technologies and new media. 

"World on a Wire" Exhibition in Moscow: Works and Artists

The exhibition will feature four unique installations by participating artists Mariia Fedorova (Russia), Tabor Robak (United States), Rachel Rossin (United States), and Theo Triantafyllidis (United States). Located around the world, these artists express themselves through a variety of digital mediums and explore the possibilities and poetics of simulation as artistic practice. Moscow-based Mariia Fedorova's Pandemic Chronotope (2021) melds 3D animation, traditional Russian iconography, and early moving-image technology to narrate an abstracted, populationlevel experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tabor Robak's Butterfly Room: Special Edition (2014/2021) immerses viewers in a vivid ecosystem of new biological forms created through generative animation. Rachel Rossin's I'm My Loving Memory (2020/2021) comprises a set of plexiglass sculptures printed with visuals from popular video games, shaped to the artist's body, that interact with augmented reality. And Theo Triantafyllidis's newly presented Seamless (2017-) is a live, 3D-animated simulation of a world inhabited by wild animals and intelligent machines.

Duration: October 19 until December 12, 2021 

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