The aphorism “Authenticity is dead, long live authenticity!” proves vital in the prolific debate on authenticity in the post- digital age. Authenticity is in the eye of the beholder. There is a general understanding of its meaning, oftentimes based on notions of introspection and soul-searching; some, however, deem the debate altogether irrelevant. However, for a younger generation of artists, new technologies contribute to a new understanding of the scope of authenticity. Digital tools, such as the blockchain, prove valuable when it comes to tracing provenance, or the attribution of authorship. Increasingly, artists advance the circulation of their work from burden to strategy.
The exhibition comprises a number of online and offline works, some of which are specially commissioned for the Impakt Festival, including works made during artist residencies prior to the exhibition. The exhibition stretches across two venues in Utrecht, the galleries of Fotodok/Casco and the Rietveld Model House. The galleries Fotodok and Casco at Lange Nieuwstraat 7 in the city centre contain works by DIS, Harm van den Dorpel, Tobias Kaspar, Oliver Laric, Jonas Lund & Sebastian Schmieg, Elise van Mourik, Amalia Ulman and Beny Wagner.
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER UNTIL SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 12:00 – 20:00
TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER UNTIL SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 12:00 – 17:00