Artport

Artport is the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet art and an online gallery space for commissions of net art and new media art. Originally launched in 2001, artport provides access to original art works commissioned specifically for artport by the Whitney; documentation of net art and new media art exhibitions at the Whitney; and new media art in the Museum's collection.


Commissions

Access original works of art commissioned specifically for Artport by the Whitney.

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eteam, The Line
2017

By creating a computer-generated line of people, eteam explores themes of privilege and motivation.

Addie Wagenknecht, Believe me
2017

A cracked screen showing a distorted image of the American flag and a floral arrangement.

Addie Wagenknecht's Believe me questions the status of reality as it is mediated through our screens.

{Software} Structures
Launched Aug 2004,
Restored Aug 2016

Restored in 2016, {Software} Structures (2004) explores conceptual art’s relationship to software as art.


Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise/Sunset is a series of Internet art projects commissioned by the Whitney specifically for whitney.org to mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day.

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Lorna Mills, Caughtinmoment
2017

In Caughtinmoment, Lorna Mills continues her explorations of the gif as an iconic visual form of the online environment.

Allard van Hoorn, Sunrise / Sunset Haiku Engine
2017

Allard van Hoorn's Sunrise / Sunset Haiku Engine visually and verbally translates the sky above the Whitney Museum. 

RAFAËL ROZENDAAL, ALMOST THERE
2017

Rafaël Rozendaal's net art projects use the browser window to create abstract pictorial space. 


From the Collection
Douglas Davis, The World's First Collaborative Sentence, 1994

The World's First Collaborative Sentence, created by Douglas Davis for a survey exhibition of his work in 1994 and donated to the Whitney in 1995, is a “classic” of Internet art. Allowing users to contribute to a never-ending sentence, it anticipated today's blog environments and ongoing posts. 

In early 2012 the Whitney Museum undertook a preservation effort, making the Sentence functional for the first time since 2005.

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Visit the Original artport website

See an archive of new media exhibitions and artists’ projects on the original artport website, originally launched in 2001.

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