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.
Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez (eds.), THE F.A.T. MANUAL, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. 224 pages, color, English, ISBN 9781291577914.
With over 100 Free Art and Technology Lab projects and texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan.
Co-produced by Link Editions, F.A.T. Lab and MU, Eindhoven in collaboration with XPO Gallery, Paris. With generous support from Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven and Creative Industries Fund NL, Rotterdam.
International book launch at MU, Eindhoven, on November 15, 2013.
Available online for free + Print on Demand Edition + Special printed customizable edition available at MU during F.A.T. Gold Europe (November 15 – January 26, 2013)
Domenico Quaranta, “Printing Out the Internet”, in Flash Art, Issue 312, October – November 2013, p. 41.
Pdf download here
Domenico Quaranta (Ed.), Images du Futur, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan 2013.
Catalogue of the exhibition “Images du Futur”, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, October 23 – November 30, 2013. With texts by Michele Galletti and Alfonso Sutera, and works by Alessandro Brighetti, Donato Piccolo, Francesco Fonassi and Voldemārs Johansons.
Intro text – Pdf download
Domenico Quaranta, “Interview with Martin John Callanan”, in Departure of All, exhibition brochure, noshowspace, London 2013.
Pdf download here