Instead of doing our classic Cream of the Top we decided to look back and underline the best thing we did this year. Definitely it was the 5th instalment of Digital Decade collaboration with 50 artists (let's say top artists of 2017 by our version) that ended in August as a group show of Phygital Art in London. And it wouldn't happen without a great support of the partners listed below:
Curated by Arseny Vesnin
The concept of Digital Decade5: Cyberia was “the Unknown Territories Shaped by the Digital Ethnos”. This, “Ethnos” refers to the generation of digital people that are changing our world, and continuing to influence our culture. As our world becomes increasingly digital, it ultimately transforms to become a ‘Cyberia’.
Identity of Cyberia
First us then Apple
The curator of Digital Decade and Designcollector founder Arseny Vesnin was happy enough to cross path with leading artist Shane Griffin whose works you can see on iPhone X and 8 now. But long before this, he created a special artwork for Cyberia collaboration
The idea to get on board one of the pioneer of digital art - Aristarkh Chernyshev came to me after I revisited "Electronic Superhighway" exhibition in Whitechapel in 2016. That's how we got his famous electric marquee artwork to the walls of Cyberia exhibition
The idea of a phygital (digital with physical) art was fully evolved during the exhibition by inviting talented VR artists. Together with the help of Virtually Mine Ltd we installed immersive installations of
ELLO x DCN
The whole event wouldn't happen without a massive support from Ello Creative Network and we are really happy to roll into 2018 affair with them. During the first month of summer together with 20 Jury Members we shortlisted 60 artists and selected 10 winners whose artworks joined our exhitibition
Stay Hungry, Stay Curioos
The whole event featured 15 installation artists and 35 print artists including the winners above. Together with our best partners at Curioos we selected 25 artists to join the search of Cyberia on the "Unknown territories shaped by the Digital Ethnos"
Digital Decade 5 was hosted by Ugly Duck space as a part of their Creative Seasons program. Ugly Duck is a London Based social enterprise that revitalises empty and underused buildings, and open them up for creative uses. Ugly Duck has also been used as unusual locations for films, photoshoots, and events.
There is no good exhibition without collectible catalogue of featured artists. Digital Decade 2017 is no exception and you can still support us by ordering the catalogue to your doors.