Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
21 January – 23 April 2017
The work of New Zealand born, Berlin-based artist Simon Denny is driven by the landscape of contemporary media culture. Considering the economic and social implications of recent information technologies, Denny’s research-based projects and exhibitions offer critical insight into the conditions of exchange and the production of knowledge in the digital world. Through a process that renders the immaterial flow of information into visible and tangible objects, Denny’s sculptural installations often approximate the visual language, style, and forms that are integral to the Internet and the culture that surrounds it. For the artist’s first solo presentation in Los Angeles, Denny presents a project based on the possibilities of blockchain—a technology that underlies the cryptocurrency bitcoin—and its potential applications in the future. Built around three real-world companies, Denny’s installation adopts the presentational mode of trade-fair information booths to convey the ethos and tenor of each vision for the future of blockchain.