I Was Raised on the Internet

Chicago, IL
Grants & Awards

Digital & Electronic Art

The Thoma Foundation is delighted to provide lead support for I Was Raised on the Internet, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from June 23 to October 14, 2018. 100 works from 1998 to the present offer a close and comprehensive look at how the Internet has changed contemporary art and our experience of the world. The exhibition spans photography, painting, sculpture, film, and video, emerging technologies, interactive computer works, and virtual reality. Among these are new adaptations of major bodies of work, as well as new commissions from some of the leading artists working with these ideas today.

I Was Raised on the Internet comprises five sections, each describing a different mode of interaction between the viewer and the art object, and includes several artwork loans from the Thoma Collection: Jon Rafman’s El Lissitzky Video Editing Suite, from Brand New Paint Job (2011), John Gerrard’s Dust Storm (Manter, Kansas) 2007, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Please Empty Your Pockets (2010), and Elias Sime’s FORTHCOMING 6, from Ants & Ceramicists (2009-10).

Learn more about the exhibition in Variety and The Art Newspaper, or listen to MCA Chief Curator Michael Darling discuss the effects of the internet on contemporary art on WGN Radio.