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Langlands & Bell

Internet Giants : Masters of the Universe

21 March — 10 June 2018

Ikon presents an exhibition of new work by British artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, marking the 40th anniversary of their artistic partnership.

Featuring the new iconic architecture of the global technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, Alibaba and Google, the exhibition includes a new series of relief sculptures, installations, digital animations and portraits that explore the increasingly profound influence these huge companies have on our lives in the age of Big Data’.

Nearly all of our art explores human social and cultural relationships, from the personal to the political, through architecture and the coded structures of communication and exchange that surround us. We see architecture as the most tangible and enduring record of the way we live. The internet giants continue to grow exponentially, becoming ever more powerful by the day, and exercising an increasingly profound influence over our lives. They are reshaping the cultures, politics and economies of societies all over the world comprehensively. Langlands & Bell

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, with an essay by historian and critic Professor Anthony Vidler and an interview with the artists by Dr Hans-Michael Herzog.

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