Anche Davide mi ha fatto una domanda

Davide Gambaretto. Qual’è il ruolo del “mondo digitale” nella fruizione dell’opera/contenuto artistico?

DQ. Il web è una economia dell’attenzione, in cui l’attenzione si sviluppa da dinamiche sociali. In una economia dell’attenzione, il valore di un contenuto culturale dipende non dal suo valore materiale, non dal suo pedigree, ma dal numero di volte in cui viene visualizzato e condiviso.  Continue reading

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Kites and Websites

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The book Evan Roth – Kites & Websites, published on the occasion of the exhibition Kites & Websites by Evan Roth at Belenius/Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2016 in a limited edition of  250 copies, is now available as a free download pdf, thanks to Aksioma. The book includes my text “Internet Landscapes. A journey in space and time”. Check it out!

Evan Roth – Kites & Websites. Text by Domenico Quaranta, layout by Linnaea Silfvergrip. Belenius/Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2016 and Aksioma, Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

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The Black Chamber. Surveillance, paranoia, invisibility & the internet

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Bani Brusadin, Eva & Franco Mattes, Domenico Quaranta (eds), The Black Chamber. Surveillance, paranoia, invisibility & the internet. Exhibition catalogue, Link Editions + Aksioma, April 2016. Color, 152 pp, ISBN 978-1-326-61205-4

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In it for the lulz

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Domenico Quaranta, “In It for the Lulz”, in Postscript #25, Aksioma, Ljubljana 2016.

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Opera Aperta. Dall’arte cinetica alla new media art

Opera Aperta. Dall’arte cinetica alla new media art

Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca, 28 aprile 2016

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I wrote a short intro for the last issue of the In My Computer series by Link Editions, featuring three visual essays by young Italian authors. The book is available in print (color and cheaper black and white version) and as a pdf ebook in free download. Check it out!

Domenico Quaranta, “Editor’s Note”, in Davide Giorgetta & Valerio Nicoletti, Valeria Mancinelli, Chiara Nuzzi & Stefania Rispoli, Marta Ravasi, Photodump, Link Editions, January 2016

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It Has To Be Fun

I wrote a short text for the booklet of Alterazioni Video‘s upcoming DVD, featuring a collection of Turbofilms. The book is published by Fausto Lupetti Editore, on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition at Spazio Oberdan, Milan (from February 18 to March 4, 2016). More info about the exhibition here. Buy the book here. Read it above :-)

Domenico Quaranta, “It Has To Be Fun”, in Alterazioni Video, Turbofilms and the uncertain future of moving images, Fausto Lupetti Editore, Milano 2016.

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Anche Francesco mi ha fatto una domanda

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Francesco Arena, per il suo progetto Other Identity (Genova, Loggia della Mercanzia), mi ha chiesto di dirgli la mia sull’impatto dei social media sull’identità individuale e sulla sua rappresentazione.  Continue reading

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Alessio asked me a question

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Artist Alessio Chierico asked me a question for his master research. Keywords: modernism, postmodernism, postmedia, media specificity. I kind of replied…

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Instagram Per Me

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Dear Collector

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For the exhibition Mankind / Machinekind at Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (November 4, 2015 – February 6, 2016) I wrote an open letter to art collectors. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Dear Collector,

I’m writing you a letter because what you do is very personal and what I have to say fits better to the form of a private conversation than an essay. Although this letter is open, I’d love to keep discussing with you in private, if you wish. Continue reading

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Impatto digitale

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Ho scritto un testo per il catalogo di Il nuovo vocabolario della moda italiana, la bella mostra curata da Vittorio Linfante e Paola Bertola per la Triennale di Milano; e visto che la moda proprio non è il mio pane, mi è sembrato utile aggiungere un paio di lemmi, come “Serpica Naro”, “Cayce Pollard”, “infinite scroll”, “accidental audience”. L’acquisto del libro è caldamente consigliato, ma chi fosse a corto di dindini può leggere il mio contributo qui sotto.

Domenico Quaranta, “Impatto digitale”, in Vittorio Linfante, Paola Bertola (a cura di), A-Z. Il nuovo vocabolario della moda italiana, catalogo della mostra, La Triennale di Milano, 24 novembre 2015 – 6 marzo 2016. Mandragora, Milano 2015.

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Profile Page by Florian Freier

Profile Page by Florian Freier is a great photobook and the last 2015 issue in the book series “In My Computer”, published by Link Editions. Before refreshing your eyes with the pictures, you can also read a few lines by yours truly. The perfect gift for your xmas!

Domenico Quaranta, “Editor’s Note”, in Florian Freier, Profile Page, December 2015. Paperback, color, 112 pages, ISBN 978-1-326-49923-5

 

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Oh, When the Internet Breaks at Some Point

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In May 2015 I was commissioned by the Center for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University Lüneburg a text on Aram Bartholl’s new public project Keep Alive. You can read it in full after the break. Continue reading

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An almost complete list of labour slogans

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I commissioned and proudly own this small masterpiece, conceived by Guido Segni and realized by an anonymous crowdworker. For a few days, you can be a collector too for a bunch of bucks. Check out Work Less, Work All at Link Cabinet!

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