FW: Re: Re:
a selection from Rhizome's ArtBase

Curated by Luis Silva for Rhizome

With works by MTAA, Carlos Katastrofsky, Susana Mendes Silva, and others.

Predating the internet itself, email has become a mass communication tool as well as a pillar of contemporary computing culture. The artists featured in this exhibition consider the ways email has become an unquestioned part of our lives; and their diverse works push the traditionally prescribed uses of thie ubiquitous technology. All works are selected from Rhizome's ArtBase.

FW: Re: Re: takes the form of an email. The exhibition will exist solely in people's inboxes and will last until its moved to the trashe or filed and forgotten.

lastwishes, 2007
Carlos Katastrofsky

Email God, 2005
Stewart Smith

Mail a Virus!, 2005
Xtine Hanson

Sheet, 2006
Susana Mendes Silva

@reply-all, 2008
Mark Beasley

Email Flyer Project, 2006
Tim Devin

Spamgrafitti, 2005
David Chien

In conjunction with the exhibition FW: Re: Re:, a "ghost" will haunt Rhizome's discussion forums. To participate, use the below username and password to access the account.


a one-month email haunting of rhizome.org (aka ghost@rhizome.org)
user name: ghost@rhizome.org (rhizomeghost@gmail.com)

password: boobooboo
11-07-2008 to 11-08-2008


Luis Silva
Curatorial Fellow
at the New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Rhizome exhibitions are supported, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund.