This is the future
Highlighting Hito Steyerl’s large-scale and iconic multi-media works from the past 15 years, this book delves into the artist’s investigations of how the internet and new technologies impact our lives.
Artist, filmmaker, and writer Hito Steyerl is an acute observer and interpreter of globalized and digital cultures. This book examines three of Steyerl’s large-scale works—Hell Yeah We Fuck Die (2016), ExtraSpaceCraft (2016), and Liquidity Inc. (2014)—as well as other iconic works from the last 15 years. These essayistic documentary films blend personal with political and satire with seriousness. Her artworks and writings are inspired by her investigations of the impact of the internet and new technologies on our lives and are critical of the various forms of control and surveillance, as well as militarization and cultural globalization.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
October 24, 2019–February 23, 2020
ADELINA VLAS is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.