Review: 5 million Wikipedia articles made into art? How Jason Salavon turns code into cascading color
These relatively early days of “post-Internet” art might feel something like the early days of conceptual art. The idea that an artist issues a set of rules and makes art by following them (or enlisting other people to follow them) was a game-changer in the 1960s. It didn’t always matter what the result looked like or meant.
Nowadays, an artist might also be a computer programmer, like Jason Salavon, whose exhibition is at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City. The rules are a program, and the collaborators are the hive mind of the Internet. The output might be pretty, multicolored abstractions, but the interesting part is how they are made.
Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 453-3031, through April 9. Closed Sundays and Mondays. www.markmooregallery.com
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