THE INTERNET . EXPRESS

presentation of theinternet.express by Jonas Lund

09 September – 10 September 2017

About the exhibition

Panke.gallery is proud to present - The Internet . Express - a new work by Jonas Lund. We have produced this net-art sculpture with the kind support of the transmediale festival. The piece comes in the form of a Browser Game and lets us, the users, drive on the information-super-highway. The only impediment is a constant barrage of advertisements which slow one down eventually causing one to lose the game. The experience reflects, on many levels, what the internet has become today. The advertisements have not only turned it into a meaningless shopping mall, they also jeopardize our security, leading us to crash. The physical design calls to mind a hybrid arcade console and cash machine. And that is what the Internet seems to be now. But strangely our cognitive dissonance won't let us stop playing - look at all the fun we have just by trying to cope ... This event is part of the Wedding Kultur Festival, so feel free to also stop by earlier.

Artist

Jonas Lund 1984, born in Sweden, based in Berlin and Amsterdam. Jonas Lund is a Swedish that creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflects on contemporary networked systems and power structures of control. He earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Växjö Konsthall Sweden (2016), Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam (2014), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including at Carrol/Fletcher, London, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Witte De With, Rotterdam, De Hallen, Haarlem and the Moving Museum, Istanbul. His work has been written about in Artforum, Kunstforum, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.

The Internet . Express - Net Art Sculpture – installation view

The Internet . Express - Net Art Sculpture