"Just Art": Contemporary Art After the Art Formerly Known As New Media

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October 27, 2006

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"In other words, new media has won. It is the only way we can adequately describe and understand contemporary art..

That statement is even more outlandish without the full context of the talk, but it is, in essence, the topic that I want to explore today. Without "giving in" and simply assimilating -- as the eminent historian Charlie Gere has put is so succinctly,

"We know this soap opera: "Upstart art is misunderstood and then assimilated into the mainstream as 'just' contemporary art.""

Without giving up our differences, what is an interesting and hopefully fruitful way to think about the relationship of the art formerly known as new media and contemporary art?

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Dietz, Steve. “‘Just Art’: Contemporary Art After the Art Formerly Known As New Media.” YProductions, 27 Oct. 2006, http://www.yproductions.com/writing/archives/just_art_contemporary_art_afte.html.
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Dietz, Steve. “‘Just Art’: Contemporary Art After the Art Formerly Known As New Media.” YProductions, October 27, 2006. http://www.yproductions.com/writing/archives/just_art_contemporary_art_afte.html.
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Dietz, S. (2006, October 27). “Just Art”: Contemporary Art After the Art Formerly Known As New Media. YProductions. http://www.yproductions.com/writing/archives/just_art_contemporary_art_afte.html
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@misc{Dietz2006Just, author = {Dietz, Steve}, year = {2006}, month = {oct 27}, title = {"{Just} {Art}": Contemporary {Art} {After} the {Art} {Formerly} {Known} {As} {New} {Media}}, howpublished = {http://www.yproductions.com/writing/archives/just\textunderscore{}art\textunderscore{}contemporary\textunderscore{}art\textunderscore{}afte.html}, }