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  • Daniel García Andújar, Not Found, 2014, ink-jet print, 7 1/8 × 5 1/8". From the series “Not Found,” 2014.

    “Daniel García Andújar: Operating System”

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
    Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
    January 21 - May 4

    Curated by Manuel Borja-Villel

    A central figure in Spanish Net art, Daniel García Andújar deploys proposals for imaginary technologies to critique what Gilles Deleuze famously termed “societies of control” and the smoke screens that sustain them. In particular, he takes up the bogus techno-evangelism that suggests information not only wants to be free but will free us, too. Founded in 1994, Technologies to the People, Andújar’s irony-laced pseudo-company, has mooted speculative products—represented by websites, flyers, and posters—that would turn digital have-nots into haves. The iSAM™ (short for Internet Street Access Machine) of 1996, for example, allows beggars to accept credit-card payments. This and other projects will be showcased in this sizable survey featuring twenty-five installations, about half of them new, spanning 1992 to 2014.