What can contemporary art tell us about the reality in which we’re living? Through a reading of "Liquidity Inc." by the German artist Hito Steyerl, Gary Zhang reflects on 2008 as a technological, economic and aesthetic turning point — and on its consequences for representing realism in a 'post-truth' world.
Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer. He is a staff contributor to Frieze magazine; other publications he writes for include FOAM, Elephant, and Fireflies. His current research focuses on altruistic amoebae and the erotics of technological interfaces. Upcoming exhibitions include ALL CHANNELS OPEN at Wysing Arts Centre in February 2017.