Moscow-born Olia Lialina is a renowned internet artist, critic, professor, and curator. Her 1996 work My Boyfriend Came Back From The War is a seminal piece in the history of 1990s internet art and has been referenced and remixed across platforms. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Kitchen in New York, Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the New Museum in New York, among other venues.
Lialina’s Consumer Report is a purely visual–photos and a few YouTube clips–document of a week spent installing a version of “Asymmetrical Response,” the artist’s collaborative exhibition with Cory Arcangel, in Ibiza. Lialina explains more below. —John Chiaverina
The following is fictional or, as they say in 2017, an algorithmic timeline, of the events around the installation of Asymmetrical Response, which opened at Art Projects Ibiza on 20 June 2017.
I’d like to thank Sofya Aleynikova, Cory Arcangel, Dragan Espenschied, Caitlin Jones, Alex Logsdail and Hanne Mugaas for sharing their photos with me.