99Rooms - 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web / Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)

WEB-RETRO - An exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

The exhibition examined the history of new art that emerged with the World Wide Web and its network, which has fundamentally changed the conditions of communication, image production, consumption, and artistic practice over the past thirty years. With the emergence of the internet, the 1990s and the 2000s marked an era when artists actively began to explore the roles and rules, as well as the possibilities and limitations of the new medium. WEB-RETRO aimed to revisit this period and reexamine how artistic practices have been transformed by the internet over the years. Considering the unique characteristics of internet art, the exhibition explores the medium in three aspects – “How did internet art look at the society and engage itself with it?,” “How did internet art reflect the cognitive changes in the meaning of individual existence and image?,” “How did internet art expand the boundaries of art in its time?”

99Rooms was part of the exhibition in the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), March 12th – June 9th, 2019.