“The internet has introduced a new way of seeing and being,” says Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston. “It’s affected how we shop, eat, date, travel, our social behaviors, our political machines, and how we create and consider art,” both online and off. The exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, on view at UMMA December 15, 2018 - April 7, 2019, brings together more than forty works across a variety of media and features artists and collectives of different generations and backgrounds to take a look at this ubiquitous influence. Join Respini, the exhibition curator, for an in-depth exploration of the art, artists, and ideas behind the show.
Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston and specializes in global contemporary art and image-making practices. At the ICA Respini recently curated Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today and has organized exhibitions of leading contemporary artists such as Diana Thater, Liz Deschenes, Nalini Malani, Dana Schutz, as well as forthcoming exhibitions of William Forsythe, Huma Bhabha, John Akomfrah and an exhibition on art and migration in the 21st century.
Formerly Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Respini organized there critically acclaimed retrospectives of Cindy Sherman, Walid Raad, and Robert Heinecken, and exhibitions with artists Klara Liden, Anne Collier, Leslie Hewitt, and Akram Zaatari. She is author of Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today (2018); Liz Deschenes (2016); Walid Raad (2015); Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); Cindy Sherman (2012).