We no longer have a connection for telephone and internet, social media emerged, and almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet.

MAMA proudly presents a solo exhibition by the internet pioneers JODI.


In the mid-nineties, Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans were among the first artists to realise the internet’s creative potential, and there they realised their first works and projects. The internet has since rapidly changed – we no longer have a connection for telephone and internet, social media emerged, and almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet – and new generations of artists have discovered its potential. Since MAMA’s exhibition program has included many artists from this new generation – Aids-3d (Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas), Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Dennis de Bel, Brad Troemel, Constant Dullaart, Rafael Rozendaal, etc. – we thought it was time to pay homage to JODI in the form of a solo exhibition, two curated pages on MAMA’s website, and an artistic research project for young artists.


Alongside JODI Home/Go Home, Constant Dullaart and Rafael Rozendaal – Dutch representatives of a new generation of web (related) artists – will each curate a webpage on www.showroommama.nl, from 24 January 2014 onwards. Both will make a personal selection of JODI’s work, which will also be presented on our website.

Furthermore, JODI’s exhibition is the start of a process in which selected young artists from all walks of the creative sector are given the opportunity to work on a presentation. The results of this trajectory will be shown later in 2014.

JODI Home/Go Home is part of MAMA’s Internet Aware program. The internet is the most dominant medium of our time. The analogue and digital worlds are increasingly intertwined with each other. The Internet has penetrated our daily lives and, at the same time, provides opportunities to influence it, and to manipulate our identity. The dividing line between amateur and professional, analogue and digital, and the private and public domain, is becoming increasingly blurred. Within the Internet Aware program we show the work of artists engaged in the possibilities offered by the internet and the impact of the internet on our culture.


During Art Rotterdam, 6-9 February, JODI is represented by Bergarde Galleries in the Projections section.

Curated by Gerben Willerswith the contribution of JODI Joan Heemskerk en Dirk Paesmans

About HOME

HOME is the leitmotiv by which we encourage conversation about conceptions regarding belonging, representation and identification. HOME is a fundament, the place you return to and anchorpoint for the journey onward. HOME (offline as well as online) is the start of feeling connect to others. Under the name HOME we also present exhibitions in the showroom of MAMA. In collaboration with young makers we express interpretations about HOME | IN REAL LIFE | NETWORKS.


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