Quiet, Calm, Staring – online exhibition at upstream.gallery

Upstream Gallery proudly presents its online platform upstream.gallery dedicated to host a new series of online exhibitions. These exhibitions will be developed, curated and participated by artists that belong to the top of the digital art world. The first exhibition is curated by Rafaël Rozendaal: Quiet, Calm, Staring

Participating artists: Claude Closky, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Olia Lialina, Jan Robert Leegte, Peter Luining, Jonas Lund, Guthrie Lonergan, Jonathan Puckey / Moniker, Evan Roth, Claudia Maté, Michael Manning, Rafaël Rozendaal.

“We have been online before the crisis and we’ll be here after.”

For this first exhibition Rafaël Rozendaal made a selection of 13 artists who use websites as a medium. He chose to select websites that require no interaction, websites that are endpoints. No information, no links, they are destinations.

As the artist mentions:
“…Art is a place for reflection and contemplation. Quiet, calm, staring. Trying to observe without too many thoughts. We are used to viewing art that way, but the internet is a different place. The internet is fast paced, jumping from link to link, from impression to impression.
Websites are ubique (ubiquitous) objects, they can exist in many places simultaneously. It might sound obvious, and we take it for granted, but I think now more than ever we understand why websites are a very special place for artists to make work. Websites are different from any other medium… they use computational processes to generate living moving images. Browsing them has it’s own rhythm, it’s own flow of time, different from video, TV or cinema…”

 

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alone at the pool

swimming by myself

nobody else

 

discrete objects at upstream gallery

Discrete Objects
Upstream Gallery 2019
Photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij

 

centraal museum utrecht

A selection of websites on the facade of Centraal Museum Utrecht
Curated by Bart Rutten
Photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij

 

6 new websites

 

Abstract Browsing 19 03

 

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first one

only one

no one

 

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nothing

something

everything

 

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i know

i know

i should

 

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when in doubt

throw it

out

 

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i’m on a diet

for the rest

of my life

 

Nervous at Postmasters Roma

 

Random Fear in Kunsthal Rotterdam

“Random Fear with Mirrors”
at the exhibition “Trouble in Paradise, collection Rattan Chadha”
Kunsthal, Rotterdam
Photos by Job Janssen & Jan Adriaans

 

Abstract Browsing 18 08

 

some still .com

 

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if this

and or

why not

 

“Don’t do too much” exhibition at Postmasters, New York

Don’t do too much
exhibition at Postmasters Gallery, New York
2019
Photos by Tamas Banovich & Kyle Knodell

 

Freedom of Movement at Stedelijk Museum

Freedom of Movement, curated by Karen Archey
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2018
Photos by Peter Tijhuis

 

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tourists here

tourists there

tourists everywhere

 

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will i use this

any time soon

probably not

 

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i’ll do it

real soon

i promise

 

3 new websites