Critical Art Ensemble ::: Article
CAE [Critical Art Ensemble] is a collective of five tactical media practitioners existing since 1987. CAE focuses on the exploration of the intersections between art, technology and critical theory. They have published several books on cultural and political analytics, incl. "The Electronic Disturbance" (1994), "Electronic Civil Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas" (1996), "Flesh Machine" (1998), "Digital Resistance: Explorations in Tactical Media" (2001), "The Molecular Invasion" (2002). Their exhibitions and presentations took place in such world-wide museums and centres as the New Museum (New York, 1989), the Memphis Contemporary Art Center (Memphis, 1990), the Hirshhorn Museum of Art (Washington, 1991), the San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, 1992), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, 1992), Musee d'Art Moderne (Paris, 1994), the Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna, 1996), the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, 1997), ZKM (Karlsruhe, 1999), the National Center for Contemporary Art (Grenoble, 2001), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2002). CAE works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Tate Gallery (London) and many others. CAE participated in various contemporary art festivals, incl. the European Media Art Festival (Osnabrueck, 1995), the Leeds International Film Festival (Leeds, 1995), the Transmedia Festival (Berlin, 1997), Documenta X (Kassel, 1997), etc. The collective delivers lectures; its members conducted a lot of presentations and workshops at the universities of USA, Great Britain, Finland, Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Australia.