Brian Mackern

Artwork presentation of netart latino database 1998-2004 by Brian Mackern within the exhibition Planetary Atoll

20 September 2022 from 15:00  – 15:30

Planetary Atoll

Brian Mackern


About the event

Brian Mackern: netart latino database, 1998-2004

netart latino database 1998-2004 Dot matrix print, continuous paper, video. Impresión en matriz de puntos, papel continuo, video. Brian Mackern.

descripción: Mapa-recopilación-research de obras de netartistas latinoamericanos[*], mailing-lists y enlaces a otros sitios relacionados.

description: Map-recopilation-research of latinamerican[*] netartists' works, mailing-lists related to this theme, and links to other netart related databases. Spanish only!.

Created by Uruguayan artist Brian Mackern, netart_latino database is a hand-coded, text-only website containing hundreds of links to works by Latin American artists, as well as related online discussions and criticism.

Join us for the Instagram Live interview with Brian Mackern on 20 September 2022, 15:00 - 15:30pm

About the exhibition

Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots is an exhibition dedicated to a set of net art works that were produced by artists from the region throughout the last three decades.

Surrounded by bipolarities, we are trying to liberate ourselves from nationalist ideas while needing to address specific issues. Whereas Internet based projects promise to outreach a planetary public, they also reveal otherwise forgotten regional specific situations. The Internet has become a political dicomotical ground, but it is also the place where a connective tissue is formed. Rather than adopting a cartography shaped by an up and down model, this exhibition examines the gap between the local and the global and how that in-betweenness emerges in certain digital artworks. This exhibtion is part of the Magical Hackerism project by SAVVY Contemporary in collaboration with, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin. The exhibition is taking place in the context of Berlin Art Week.

About the Artist


netart latino database

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