New York

“Infotecture”

Artists Space Exhibitions

A loosely conceived exhibition of projects by architects and designers, “Infotecture” surveyed design methodologies that represent and organize information at a time when we are constantly communicating, shopping, watching, and working via high-speed technologies. On display were books, computer programs, clothing, videos, architectural drawings, and sculpture by nine participants, the best-known of whom were Diller + Scofidio, 2x4, and Rem Koolhaas/OMA.

For the digitally minded architects in this exhibition, information has replaced space as the new universal. As Richard Powers states eloquently in “Being and Seeming: The Technology of Representation,” an essay published by the fiction author in woo, “The great art of the future will be the data structure. Like a good stone monument, the data structure lays claim to comprehensiveness, sweeping all the other arts up into its compass.” Powers

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