Hyundai Motor Company and Rhizome of the New Museum have partnered to support innovative digital art endeavours and exhibitions through to 2022. The debut exhibition, World on a Wire, has just opened on worldonawire.net, as well as the Hyundai Motorstudio in Beijing.
World on a Wire explores artistic practices engaged with emergent born-digital technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI).
The exhibition presents what could be considered artist-made synthetic life forms and explores the possibilities and poetics of computational simulation. It showcases the works of 11 global artists including Dungeon: Maximalism HyperBody (2021) by a London- and Beijing-based Pete Jiadong Qiang who created a vivid mixed-reality architecture, comprising a physical space and virtual environments experienced through a VR headset.
“The exhibition aims to explore artistic practices engaged with emergent born-digital technologies,” said Cornelia Schneider, Vice President and the Head of Global Experiential Marketing at Hyundai Motor. “Through our partnership with Rhizome, we hope to offer new way of experiencing digital art and connect people through inspiring cultural experiences at the three Hyundai Motorstudios around the globe and in the online space”
Founded in 1996 and affiliated with the New York City’s iconic New Museum since 2003, Rhizome is the 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 networked technologies, and in the exhibition of experimental and leading-edge digital art.
Hyundai Motor Company and Rhizome present ‘World on a Wire’worldonawire.net
Curator: Michael Connor (Rhizome of the New Museum) in collaboration with Baoyang Chen (Central Academy of Fine Arts) and Taiyun Kim (Hyundai Motor Company)
This collaboration is an extension of Hyundai’s art and culture initiatives, built upon long-standing partnerships with global art institutions, such as Tate Modern in the UK and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the U.S. The partnership with Rhizome of the New Museum allows Hyundai to tap into the cultural institution’s unique focus in championing digital art and online exhibitions.