Up to April 30, 2014 you can bid on a list of more than 50 artworks by 33 European artists included in the Born Digital auction on Paddle8, a benefit event organized by the Link Art Center to support its regular activities: Link Point, Link Editions and Link Cabinet (an online gallery opening next week with an amazing work by Jonas Lund). Check it out! Thanks to the artists and the galleries involved, you can find a great selection of works, including some gems such as Alexei Shulgin’s 386dx, and a few artists that are hard to find in the gallery market.
Above you can see the catalogue of the auction, published by Link Editions and soon available in print.
It’s quite a good moment for my book Beyond New Media Art, the updated English version of Media, New Media, Postmedia (2010) published by Link Editions in 2013 and available in print and free download. Artist and critic Joseph Nechvatal just published two extensive reviews, the first posted in On Verge. Alternative Art Criticism, and the second on Hyperallergic. Not just reviews, Nechvatal’s texts are actually an add-on to the book, in their attempt to use its ideas to understand the recent market and institutional success of the work of Wade Guyton. Thanks Joseph!
Joseph Nechvatal, “Book Review: Beyond New Media Art”, in On-Verge, April 11, 2014.
Joseph Nechvatal, “Wade Guyton and the Post-Media Question”, in Hyperallergic, April 15, 2014.
Meanwhile, Aksioma translated the book to Slovenian, and made it available in print and free download on Lulu as well, with a wonderful cover image by Aram Bartholl. Onkraj novomedijske umetnosti (2014) will be launched next week in conjunction with a two days seminar on the book, and hosted by the Kino Šiška Center for Urban Culture on April 22 – 23, 2014. For the occasion, I revived the blog I created in 2010 for the Italian edition of the book, where I will post some quotes from the book. Comments are open.
I recently wrote a short intro text for Evan Roth‘s book Since You Were Born, originally exhibited as part of “Memory” at Niklas Beleinus Gallery and now available through Link Editions for buying and free download. The book collects every website visited on the artist’s computer over a three month period beginning with the birth of his daughter Octavia (July 19, 2013). I hope you’ll enjoy it!
When I will find the time to write something in English, it will be already old fashioned. So, here are my two cents about Post Internet, in old good italics. Google Translate friendly version under the break. Click on the image for a bigger picture. Thanks imsoemptyilikememes for the uncredited image.
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Art and the Internet, the book edited by Black Dog Publishing and featuring new texts by Nicholas Lambert, Joanne McNeil and me, interviews with Attilia Fattori Franchini, LuckyPDF, Eva and Franco Mattes and Marisa Olson, reprints (from The Hacker Manifesto to Dispersion) and 50 + artists, is out. Sold at 21 bucks, worth much more.
My text, “In Between”, focuses on the existence of netdot, net based, internet aware art in between the online environment and the gallery space. These are the very last sentences:
«[...] the relationships between the online space and the physical space are not fixed, and are strictly connected with the social use of both spaces. This changed dramatically along the last 20 years, since the advent of the World Wide Web; and there is nothing at the moment that would allow us to think that in the next 20 years the pace of this change will slow down.
Native to the online space, net art is not bound to the rules and requirements of the white cube. It can fit to it and do it very well, but many other possibilities of circulation and distribution are already available, and more will probably make their appearance in the near future. In five years, this book will look pretty old. In 20, it will look like archeology, and so will this text. But don’t underrate it for that. Archeology is important: it shows us where we belong.»
Tomorrow I will be in Portici, near to Naples, to discuss about glitches with artists Rosa Menkman and Nick Briz, curators of the show Tactical Glitches at Sudlab. Italian press release here – Facebook event here.
In 2009, for the touring exhibition Re:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting, Aksioma produced a book about re-enactment with texts by Jennifer Allen, Antonio Caronia, Rod Dickinson, Domenico Quaranta, Jan Verwoert, and published by FPEditions. Link Editions just republished it, and made it available as a paperback and a freely downloadable PDF file for your favourite e-reader. Check it out!
Antonio Caronia, Janez Janša, Domenico Quaranta (Edited by), RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting, LINK Editions, Brescia 2014. 142 pp, color, ISBN 9781291650945.
Featuring works by Lucas Bambozzi, Vaginal Davis, IOCOSE, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) and SilentCell Network
Domenico Quaranta, “Technoviking”, in Flash Art, issue 313, Dicembre 2013 – Gennaio 2014, p. 29. Download pdf
Tomorrow I will be in Ljubljana for a presentation of the book Troika, just published by Link Editions + Aksioma, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. Info below:
MSUM / Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
Maistrova 3 – Ljubljana, Slovenia
January 10, 2014, 6 PM
The ssslow Italian snail mail just delivered me the last issue of Comunicazioni sociali, the Università Cattolica academic journal, featuring a text of mine. You can download it here.
Domenico Quaranta, “ART GAMES. The Videogame as a Legitimate Art Medium”, In Comunicazioni sociali, Milan 2013, n. 2, pp. 207 – 215
A couple of months ago, French art writer and curator Dominique Moulon interviewed me during a nice meeting in Paris. A trascription of the interview is now available on Chicago’s International Online Journal of Contemporary and Modern Art. Thanks Dominique!
Remember the Technoviking? I recently had an email interview with the guy that started it all. It’s up un Rhizome, right now, for you my dears:
Domenico Quaranta, “My Life Without Technoviking: An Interview with Matthias Fritsch”, in Rhizome, December 5, 2013
“Content Aware. Enrico Boccioletti in Conversation with Domenico Quaranta and Attilia Fattori Franchini”, in Modern Matter, Issue 5 (Stellar), Autumn – Winter 2013, pp. 70 – 79 and 140 – 141. See the issue here. Txt transcript here.
Free as in free beer. Registration required. On Saturday, November 9, 2013 (from 9 AM to 1 PM) at the Università degli Studi di Udine. Check it out: www.udine3d.it/programma/workshop/f3_macc/
Link Editions announces a new book in the series “In My Computer”:
Damiano Nava, Let the Right One In, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. 134 pages, color, English, ISBN 9781291599510. With an Afterword by Guido Bartorelli.
As usual, the book is available for buying and free download. On November 23, 2013, the Link Point will host an exhibition / book presentation.