|In 2018, Rhizome celebrates fifteen years as an affiliate of the New Museum. “The past decade and a half have marked an extraordinary period of growth for Rhizome,” remarked Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum, “and ‘The Art Happens Here’ is a true culmination of the wide-ranging and necessary work Rhizome is doing in this field.”
Zachary Kaplan, Executive Director of Rhizome, added, “‘The Art Happens Here’ and the ‘Anthology’ synthesize Rhizome’s two-decades-plus trajectory as a champion of born-digital art and culture; net-focused research and scholarship, digital preservation leadership, and our powerful affiliation with the New Museum are all represented.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue edited by Connor with Dean, which will include entries on each of the one hundred artworks in “Net Art Anthology” along with contributions by Josephine Bosma, Paul Soulellis, manuel arturo abreu, and others.
Thoma Foundation provided major support for this exhibition and publication. The Foundation has been lead partner for the entirety of the “Net Art Anthology” initiative.