What is the future of media art?

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UC Press Blog

February 11, 2017

Cover for "Paik's Virtual Archive"
Cover for "Paik's Virtual Archive"

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“In the future, the only artwork that will survive will have no gravity at all” maintained Nam June Paik, the acclaimed father of video art, in 1980. He speculated that the art of the future, once liberated from the gravity of its material, will lack a “preservable” aspect. Paik’s prophetic statement seems to reflect the reality confronted by the many institutions collecting, displaying and preserving media. But how to grapple with well-rooted paradigms of material authenticity that for centuries embodied the artwork’s value? Or, in other words, what is the future of media art?

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Hölling, Hanna. “What Is the Future of Media Art?” UC Press Blog, 11 Feb. 2017, https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/25317/what-is-the-future-of-media-art/.
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@misc{Holling2017What, author = {H{\" o}lling, Hanna}, year = {2017}, month = {feb 11}, title = {What is the future of media art?}, howpublished = {https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/25317/what-is-the-future-of-media-art/}, }