Olia Lialina - 20 years of My Boyfriend Came Back From The War

Olia Lialina - 20 years of My Boyfriend Came Back From The War

A retrospective exhibition and the 20th anniversary of the Internet artwork My Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW) by Olia Lialina.

Twenty years ago, in 1996, Russian artist Olia Lialina created My Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW). Using the story of a veteran’s girlfriend who has mixed feelings when he returns, the interactive Web narrative quickly became an iconic work that inspired many artists to create their own interpretations of it. In the exhibition at MU thirteen interpretations will be shown, and two new commissioned works will be presented as homages to MBCBFTW, a tribute to a medium and a new approach to keeping history alive.

Participating artists
Inbal Shirin Anlen, Freya Birren (Jennifer Walshe), Vadim Epstein, Dragan Espenschied, JODI, Olia Lialina, Abe Linkoln, Guthrie Lonergan, Armin Medosch, Ignacio Nieto, Anna Russett, Tale of Tales a.k.a. Entropy8Zuper!, Mark Wirblich. Two new works for MU are made by Constant Dullaart and Foundland.

Co-curator Annet Dekker

Interview by Annet Dekker with Olia Lialina

Where MU
When 19 February - 20 March 2016
Opening 19 February at 20.00