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The exhibition 'Versions' deals with the ‘comment culture’: commentary as a medium. With the popularity of social networks and blog sites on the internet, such as Flickr, Facebook, Hyves, YouTube, Blogger, etc., commenting on each other has taken on a new dimension. In his publication Zero Comments (2007) the Dutch network theoretician Geert Lovink describes this phenomenon as a nihilistic impulse and an erosion of mainstream media. At the same time it is often said that comments online are like conversations in newsrooms – sloppy and stupid and often wrong - but they are the raw stuff where journalism starts from. 'Versions' shows artists' practices and an aesthetic related to this comment culture.

'Versions' is curated through the collaborative efforts of Annet Dekker, Constant Dullaart & Petra Heck.

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Kuratoren: Annet Dekker, Constant Dullaart, Petra Heck

Künstler: Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart, F.A.T.Lab , Martijn Hendriks, JODI , Oliver Laric, NastyNets, Evan Roth, Theodore Watson ...