Settling the Ghost is an exhibition addressing the horizons, limitations, and temporality of the virtual realm. By underlining the capacity of the Internet to function as a vehicle for connecting dispersed communities in terms of both art and geography, this project aims to utilize the global reach of the Internet in order to collapse it into an unexpected place – a rural village in Northeast Wisconsin. As an autonomous, artist-led initiative, this exhibition presents an alternative to institutional or commercial modes of display.
While Young Space is primarily an online platform, art remains a personal and cultural expression that cannot be fully appreciated online; this exhibition conveys the aesthetic of Young Space to a physical space: Standard Projects. While the exhibition is mounted in the “real world,” it will also be shared online in the form of an online gallery, further questioning and blurring the role of the Internet and geography in contemporary art.