What can contemporary art tell us about the age we are living in? How are new technologies, digital culture and social media reshaping the practice of contemporary art today? Issues related to this cultural watershed are addressed in this book through the work of the 35 international artists contributing to the ARS17 exhibition. Most of these artists are millennials, a generation for whom the internet has always been a formative element of their reality.
The book includes essays by the exhibition’s co-curator Leevi Haapala and media art experts Omar Kholeif and Cristiane Paul. The essays are accompanied by an introduction to works in the ARS+ Online Art collection and the Kiasma Theatre s ARS17 programme. The logo on the ARS17 cover conceals the work Ten Feet Tall (2017) by artist Charles Richardson. You can reveal it using the ARILYN augmented reality app, which you can download on your mobile device free of charge from the App Store or Google Play.
Publisher: Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2017.
Editors: Leevi Haapala, Eija Aarnio and Jari-Pekka Vanhala.
Size 21,5 x 30,5 cm, 255 pages.