The Current’s collection is your collection.

Our members are shaping a world-class collection of challenging media artworks, and have access to the museum’s collection in their home. Many of the artworks in our collection can be viewed online, but might not be properly preserved without The Current’s commitment to conservation.

ARTISTS: Morehshin Allahyari, LaTurbo Avedon, Meriem Bennani, Snow Yunxue Fu, Ryan Kuo, Michael Mandiberg, Eva and Franco Mattes, Tabita Rezaire, Rafaël Rozendaal, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Clement Valla, Steina Vasulka

Side (2017)Snow Yunxue Fu
Premium Connect (2017)Tabita Rezaire
Family Maker (2018)Ryan Kuo
Fardaous Funjab (2015/2016)Meriem Bennani
ID (2015)LaTurbo Avedon
Aquaphobia VR (2017)Jakob Kudusk Steensen
itwillneverbethesame.comRafaël Rozendaal
Warp (2000)Steina Vasulka
South Ivan Human Heads: Bearded River God, Dead Drop (2018)Morehshin Allahyari
Postcards from Google Earth (2010 – Ongoing)Clement Valla
Print Wikipedia (2015)Michael Mandiberg
No Fun (2010)Eva and Franco Mattes

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