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The IMA is pleased to present Too Much World, the first survey in Australia of the artist, writer, and filmmaker Hito Steyerl. Running from 13 December 2014 to 22 March 2015, this comprehensive exhibition features six works from the past decade, including Liquidity Inc., which premiered earlier this year.
Steyerl is a leading figure in the critical articulation of how the Internet, digital technologies, and images are transforming life, work, and politics. Her videos offer timely, insightful, and entertaining perspectives on the plethora of images that swirl around us and are appropriated, edited, and recirculated in an endless and accelerating flow. Her video installations comprise self-reflexive combinations of specific technologies and bespoke environments that elaborate on the content of the moving image. Her masterful use of montage echoes the everyday pace and practices of the digital age, revealing truths and potentials, with an innovative approach to documentary practice.
Steyerl was born in Munich in 1966 and is currently based in Berlin where she is Professor of Art and Multimedia at the University of Arts. She has had numerous exhibitions across Europe and North America, most recently at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; ICA, London; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (all 2014), and the Venice and Istanbul biennials (both 2013).
Too Much World has spatial design by Studio Miessen.
Partners and Sponsors
Too Much World is presented in cooperation with the Van Abbemuseum and the Goethe-Institut Australia. The exhibition is sponsored by VideoData.
Notes to the Editor
Too Much World is her first survey exhibition in Australia and exclusive to the IMA;
Since its establishment in 1975, the IMA has been a leading venue for the production, presentation, and circulation of contemporary art in Australia;
The IMA focuses on commissioning new works by Australian and international artists at pivotal points in their practices, and sharing underrepresented artists with wider audiences;
The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, and from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOs).