As we all know now, it wasn’t Al Gore who invented the Internet. Tim Berners-Lee, however, can accurately claim to have invented a slightly different entity, the World Wide Web, in 1989. That pivotal year is the launching point of “Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today” at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston starting February 7.
Featuring 60 artists and collectives, the exhibition crosses mediums, from painting and photography to video and VR. One of the five thematic sections, States of Surveillance, includes Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive video featuring a giant human eye. There will also be a site-specific VR installation by filmmaker Jon Rafman, who’s among the millennials contributing to the show.