The Current’s collection is your collection.

Our cooperative collection committee members are shaping a collection of challenging media artworks. Many of the pieces can be viewed online, but might not be properly preserved without The Current’s commitment to conservation.

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Side (2017)Snow Yunxue Fu
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Premium Connect (2017)Tabita Rezaire
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Family Maker (2018)Ryan Kuo
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Fardaous Funjab (2015/2016)Meriem Bennani
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ID (2015)LaTurbo Avedon
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Aquaphobia VR (2017)Jakob Kudusk Steensen
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itwillneverbethesame.comRafaël Rozendaal
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Warp (2000)Steina Vasulka
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South Ivan Human Heads: Bearded River God, Dead Drop (2018)Morehshin Allahyari

Conditions for Acquisition

  • We collect variable media artworks that can exist entirely on an electronic storage carrier (the work, required physical components, and any parameters*)
  • The work offers a critical inquiry into technology’s effect on the human condition
  • The Artist is living – we aim to collect across pioneers, emerging market artists, and early career artists

*Such as artist intent, instructions, equipment specifications, production guidelines, scores, codebase, project files, etc.


Guiding Principles

  • The Current collects challenging variable media work
  • The collection is flexible to exist across instantiations, without reliance on physical artifacts
  • Our commitment to conservation aims to maintain these works
  • We are supported by a network of people helping us experiment with access and care of the works, in collaboration with our artists.
  • Artists we collect are invited as members of The Current to help shape the collection