[artinfo] 20 years on the Web: 'My Boyfriend Came Back From The War'
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Tue Feb 23 13:41:17 CET 2016
A celebration of twenty years on the Web: 'My Boyfriend Came Back
From The War'.
Annet Dekker in conversation with Olia Lialina -
Twenty years ago, in 1996, Russian artist Olia Lialina created My
Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW). Using the story of a
veteran's girlfriend who has mixed feelings when he returns, the
interactive Web narrative quickly became an iconic work that inspired
many artists to create their own interpretations of it. At the moment
two exhibitions at HEK in Basel and MU in Eidhoven, pay hommage to
MBCBFTW, a tribute to a medium and a new approach to keeping history
Inbal Shirin Anlen, Freya Birren (Jennifer Walshe), Vadim Epstein,
Dragan Espenschied, JODI, Olia Lialina, Abe Linkoln, Guthrie
Lonergan, Armin Medosch, Ignacio Nieto, Anna Russett, Tale of Tales
a.k.a. Entropy8Zuper!, Mark Wirblich. With two new works by Constant
Dullaart and Foundland (commissioned by MU).
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