Don't Be Evil

Artists investigate how the Internet has reshaped social relations and information flows, capitalism and democracy, through forces over which we have very little control

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Jul 30, 2021

Event Ends

Jan 22, 2022

Add to Calendar 07/30/2021 12:00 AM 01/22/2022 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Don't Be Evil Artists investigate how the Internet has reshaped social relations and information flows, capitalism and democracy, through forces over which we have very little control
Venue

UQ Art Museum

Location

The James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland

Featuring Australian and international artists, this major group exhibition encompasses new commissions and existing projects. Referencing and materialising the Internet and its contents, interactive installations and screen-based works meet experiments in augmented and virtual reality that require embodiment. Together, these artworks reinforce the inseparable entanglement of our online and offline lives.

Lifted from Google’s original corporate motto before it was insidiously removed, Don’t Be Evil considers the all-pervasiveness of networked technologies on our everyday lives. With a focus on the techno-politics that define our age, the participating artists investigate how the Internet has reshaped social relations and information flows, capitalism and democracy, through forces that we as individuals have very little control over.

Artists: Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, Kate Crawford & Vladan Joler, Simon Denny, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Forensic Architecture, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Eugenia Lim, Daniel McKewen, Angela Tiatia, Suzanne Treister, and Katie Vida

For more information visit art-museum.uq.edu.au

Image 1: Xanthe Dobbie, “Cloud Copy”, 2020. Installation view, Don’t Be Evil, UQ Art Museum, 2021. Photo: Louis Lim. 2. Eugenia Lim, “ON DEMAND”, 2019. Image
2: Installation view, Don’t Be Evil, UQ Art Museum, 2021. Photo: Louis Lim.
3. Kate Geck, “rlx:tech – defrag popup”, 2021. Installation view, Don’t Be Evil, UQ Art Museum, 2021. Photo: Louis Lim.
4. Angela Tiatia, “Narcissus”, 2019, Installation view, Don’t Be Evil, UQ Art Museum, 2021. Photo: Louis Lim.

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