[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 

Participating artists
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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