What's (Really) Specific about New Media Art? Curating in the Information Age

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Rhizome

December 6, 2012

Oliver Laric, Kopienkritic, 2011
Oliver Laric, Kopienkritic, 2011. © Oliver Laric (Source)

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In the late nineties and during the first decade of this century the term “new media art” became the established label for that broad range of artistic practices that includes works that are created, or in some way deal with, new media technologies. Providing a more detailed definition here would inevitably mean addressing topics beyond the scope of this paper, that I discussed extensively in my book Media, New Media, Postmedia (Quaranta 2010). By way of introduction to the issues discussed in this paper, we can summarize the main argument put forward in the book: that this label, and the practices it applies to, developed mostly in an enclosed social context, sometimes called the “new media art niche”, but that would be better described as an art world in its own right, with its own institutions, professionals, discussion platforms, audience, and economic model, and its own idea of what art is and should be; and that only in recent years has the practice managed to break out of this world, and get presented on the wider platform of contemporary art.

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Domenico, Quaranta. “What’s (Really) Specific about New Media Art? Curating in the Information Age.” Rhizome, 6 Dec. 2012, https://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/dec/6/whats-really-specific-about-new-media-art-curating/.
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Domenico, Quaranta. “What’s (Really) Specific about New Media Art? Curating in the Information Age.” Rhizome (blog), December 6, 2012. https://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/dec/6/whats-really-specific-about-new-media-art-curating/.
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Domenico, Q. (2012, December 6). What’s (Really) Specific about New Media Art? Curating in the Information Age. Rhizome. https://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/dec/6/whats-really-specific-about-new-media-art-curating/
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@misc{Domenico2012What, author = {Domenico, Quaranta}, year = {2012}, month = {dec 6}, title = {What's ({Really}) {Specific} about {New} {Media} {Art}? {Curating} in the {Information} {Age}}, howpublished = {https://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/dec/6/whats-really-specific-about-new-media-art-curating/}, }