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

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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Elisa Giardina Papa's Labor of Sleep, Have you been able to change your habits?? consists of a series of short video clips that humorously references self-improvement apps.

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

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


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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