Patty Morgan is pleased to announce the Patty Morgan Internet Café is back as part of the Foam Fusion Festival, from the 9th till the 11th of June. In twelve cubicles works from artists represented by the Amsterdam based online platform are on view, in a setting that looks, feels, and smells like a real internet café,
Before wifi and smartphones and tablets, the internet café was the gateway to a virtual world of new opportunities. It was in those strange, murky places where physical space and the boundless online universe first met.
Now, Patty Morgan uses the internet café as an artistic space to form a similar gateway and introduce audiences to the still problematic relationship between art and the internet (or online presence of art). It is the main means through which we communicate in our daily lives, yet both the artist and the consumer struggle with the application, reading and understanding of art within the new language of the medium.
Patty Morgan ask a variety of artists for their views on how we could interact with artworks on the internet, or works that address the opportunities offered by the medium. At the same time, the installation is a subtle acknowledging of the changing hierarchy of the art world, and how internet has become a place where artists can independently exist, exhibit and reach an audience outside of traditional institutions.
The artists featured in the Patty Morgan Internet Café are:
Max de Waard
Aukje Dekker & Willehad Eilers
Meeus van Dis
Thijs Jaeger & Rik Laging
To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Foam is organising a range of activities in 2017 under the theme collaboration, one of the highlights being the Foam Fusion Festival. The Patty Morgan Internet Café at Foam Fusion Festival is opened on Friday 9 (17.00-21.00), Saturday 10 (10.00-19.00) and Sunday 11 June (10.00-19.00). Hope to see you there!