#1. Exhibition Introduction
Welcome to the exhibition Hito Steyerl–A Sea of Data.
Hito Steyerl is one of the most influential media artists of our times.
Active in the areas of both art and politics as she contemplates media, images, and technology, Hito Steyerl is a visual artist and film director as well as a superlative critic and writer.
This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia.
The subtitle “A Sea of Data” alludes to this exhibition’s aim of reflecting on today’s data society, as exemplified by Big Data, algorithms, and social media.
In keeping with this, the exhibition features 23 of Steyerl’s most exemplary works, ranging from her early video pieces from the 1990s to her more recent work examining digital technology in relation to human beings and society.
It also debuts Animal Spirits, the artist’s new work commissioned by MMCA for this exhibition.
In these works, Hito Steyerl uses her years of artistic and academic explorations into the data-based technology society to raise broader questions about the new images created by digital culture in the context of global capitalism and networked spaces, along with questions about visuality, the state of the world, and the status of the contemporary art museum.