Whatever Happened to Net Art?
Date: Friday & Saturday 4-5 December, 2009
Time: Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am -5 pm
Place: The Project Room, Iaspis,
Not long ago, Internet art was the latest thing. Today it seems historical, along with postmodernism and "New Media". Until its peak in the mid 1990's, Internet art had a scent of the future. It was invested - symbolically and economically - with the capacity to signify and even prefigure a glorious global future for all.
But what is the situation today? Has net art metamorphosed into something else? How do we see it in relation to the contemporary art world? Has net art become a part of contemporary art or is it a sub-sector of its own?
A decade after what could be seen as its dispersion and with the fate of web 2.0, it is highly relevant to look at what net art was and is by linking it to its appearance in various art venues, to its historiography, to advanced media technology, conditions of social and economic infrastructure, and, not the least, to the rapid extension of the Internet itself.
While the conference is occasioned by an on-going research project, the intention with this conference is to assess the situation today, and to discuss ways of dealing with interactive net-based art in the years to come. This two-day set up will mix artists´ presentations with scholarly papers and a general discussion peopled by renowned experts, curators and artists from different parts of Europe and the United States.
Artistic interventions by Magnus Liistamo and - Innen. Graphic design by Hjärta Smärta.
Rachel Baker, artist and web developer, media Arts Officer for the Arts Council of England
Ruth Catlow, co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield.org, and HTTP Gallery in London
Josephine Bosma, writer and critic, lives and works in Amsterdam
Mindaugas Gapševičius, artist and co-initiator of the first Lithuanian new media art platform o-o
Jennifer Gonzáles, Associate Prof., History of Art and Visual Culture, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
Karin Hansson & Åsa Andersson Broms, artists, founders of the Association for Temporary Art [a:t]
Anna Kindvall, artist and curator, Malmö, co-founder of the Electrohype biennial
Alexei Shulgin, artist, musician, online curator, London, Moscow, Helsinki. Founder of Moscow-WWW-Art-Lab
Goldin+Senneby, artists, founders of the island The Port (Second Life with Tor Lindstrand 2004)
Wolfgang Staehle, media artist, founder of the online forum The Thing in 1991
Julian Stallabrass, curator, author of Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce, 2003
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, artists, co-founders of Vilma/Vilnius interdisciplinary Lab for Media Art in 2000
Organisation: Charlotte Bydler, PhD, Södertörn University; Dan Karlholm, Professor, Södertörn University; Håkan Nilsson, Associate Professor, Södertörn University; Suzi Ersahin, Program Coordinator, Iaspis; Jonatan Habib Engqvist Project Manager, Iaspis; Cecilia Widenheim, Director, Iaspis
The research project at Södertörn University, "Art (without) Spaces: Identities of Internet Art in Germany, Lithuania, and Sweden", includes three case studies by Professor Dan Karlholm, PhD Charlotte Bydler and Associate Professor Håkan Nilsson. It is funded by Östersjöstiftelsen (The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies)
Iaspis - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists
Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor
118 53 Stockholm
Iaspis - Whatever Happened to Net Art? - MyNewsdesk
"10th Annual Planetary Collegium International Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era"
The Consciousness Reframed conference series was founded by Roy Ascott at the University of Wales in 1997. Consciousness Reframed is a forum for transdisciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, design and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, usually from at least 20 countries. From November 19th to November 21st, 2009, international known scientists from Media Theory and Media Design, entrepreneurs and creators will get together in Munich.
This year’s slogan ‚ Experiencing design, Behaving media’ is a wide and open forum for unusual and innovative positions and perspectives.
At the opening event we will present: Prof. Derrick de Kerkhove (McLuhan
Chair; University of Toronto), Jens Monsees (Industry Head, Google Germany) as well as the artist and theorist Roy Ascott.
Significant mutations of everyday life over the past 15 years have been integrally tied up with innovations in digital technologies. We can now see a similar trajectory underway in relation to biotechnologies – not as a different technological event, but one that builds on changes and capacities developed by the digital. It seems more than likely that biotechnological innovations will become increasingly intertwined and infused throughout the realm of domestic everyday life in unprecedented ways, and that this will modify the patterns and rhythms of everyday life (something very much underway). As such, how might we imagine everyday life of the near future? What ethical and aesthetic challenges are we likely to face? Might our future imaginings indicate more about hidden dimensions of the present, than of any likely future?
May 23, 2004
Regarding the Torture of Others
By SUSAN SONTAG
The New York Times - Magazine - Regarding the Torture of Others
17 November – 19 December 2009, Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly
Hauser & Wirth presents After Awkward Objects; a coming together of works by Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois and Alina Szapocznikow. The exhibition takes its inspiration from Awkward Objects, which took place earlier this year at the temporary space of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. We hope this show will provide an insight in to the work of these influential and significant artists.
Exhibitions — After Awkward Objects — Hauser & Wirth
Exhibitions opening this month | Expo
Propaganda posters - 07.11.2009 > 13.02.2010 - Brussels > More info
Miao from Head to Toe - 07.11.2009 > 14.02.2010 - Liège > More info
The new clothes of Beijing - 13.11.2009 > 31.12.2009 - Brussels > More info
Tea through the ages: an art of living -14.11.2009 > 21.02.2010 - Morlanwelz > More info
Fantastic Illusions - 14.11.2009 > 14.02.2010 - Kortrijk > More info
Chinese traditional medicine - 18.11.2009 > 19.02.2010 - Brussels > More info
Chinese seductions - 20.11.2009 > 25.04.2010 - Gent > More info
Europalia | International Arts Festival: "Europalia"
Kendell Geers is known for work that confronts the viewer head on. It often startles the eye and requires a degree of interrogation from the spectator. In this new body of work, Geers instigates a dialogue with 'readymade' icon and Dadaist great, Marcel Duchamp, and presents a series of glass and mirrored sculptures. Neither homage nor naïve appropriation, this new body of work demands that the viewer reassess pre-conceived notions of the 'authentic' – both in the art world and in wider political spheres.
Stephen Friedman Gallery