World on a Wire, Hyundai Motor Studio & Rhizome/New Museum, Beijing, CN, 2021

Group Exhibition | 28 January – 5 April 2021
Pete Jiadong Qiang, Dungeon Maximalism HyperBody (2021) Mixed media installation: 3D-printed materials, plastic sheets, carpet, spray foam, paint, VR device, computer

Hyundai Motor Company and Rhizome of the New Museum have announced a partnership that will see both entities supporting innovative digital art endeavors and exhibitions through 2022. This collaboration is an extension of Hyundai’s art and culture initiatives, built upon long-standing partnerships with global art institutions. 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.

At outset, this partnership will be anchored by “World on a Wire,” a new group exhibition which premiered on January 28, 2021, simultaneously at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Beijing and on the “World on a Wire” official website, http://worldonawire.net.

“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 simulation. The website and gallery exhibition feature 11 works, of which 7 are commissions, by global artists.

World on a Wire is curated by Michael Connor from Rhizome of the New Museum, Baoyang Chen from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Taiyun Kim of Hyundai Motor Company.

Participating artists:
Mariia Fedorova
LU Fei & LEI Jianhao
JooYoung Oh
Sascha Pohflepp, Matthew Lutz, and Alessia Nigretti
Pete Jiadong Qiang
Tabor Robak
Rachel Rossin
Timur Si-Qin
Theo Triantafyllidis
YE Nan
ZZYW (Zhenzhen Qi & Yang Wan)

Theo Triantafyllidis, NIKE (2018) Augmented Reality Sculpture, Print on Plywood, HDTV on Wooden stand, Room Scale Tracking, Gaming PC, Performance Documentation, Sound 
Sacha Pohflepp, Matthew Lutz and Alessia Nigretti, Those who (2019) Generative computer software with sound.