previews

Tel Aviv

“SILICONE: SCULPTURE AND SELF IN THE AGE OF COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY”

The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
2a Tsadok Hacohen St. (Corner of Kalisher) The Rachel & Israel Pollak Gallery

Curated by Chen Tamir

Like heat-seeking creatures drawn to a flame, artists have a tough time resisting the surreal allure of the online universe. This survey of more than twenty works of the post-internet genre will consider how visual art is shaped by digital technology. But post-internet, like the silicone of the show’s title, is a euphemism, one that has become useful for critics describing performative representation that utilizes computerized means. Since a number of the artists in the show (Lu Yang, Jacolby Satterwhite) appear obsessed less with being on the Web than with repurposing its flows of information for their own ends, it will be exciting to see how in-house curator Chen Tamir chooses to acknowledge or move beyond familiar works to shape something more thought-provoking, particularly in the contexts of Israel and Eastern Europe. Travels to Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia, 2020.