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domenico quaranta

is a living being and can be reached out at info@domenicoquaranta.com. Below, you can see him in various situations, mostly speaking and gesturing in pure Italian fashion. His latest appearances include a short essay on art at the end of the future, a commentary on a duct-taped banana, a book on the preservation of unpreservable objects, a chapter on the value of context for net-based art, and an exhibition on how labour is colonizing life in so called post-work societies.

Born 1978, Domenico Quaranta has been raised in the countryside and lives on the internet. Since the early 2000s, he has been spending most of his time speaking art and visual culture in front of diverse audiences, curating exhibitions of contemporary artifacts, writing texts and releasing them in the infosphere, enjoying life with his beloved ones and trying to understand the world he's living in. Once a frequent, now erratic collaborator with magazines and reviews, his books include In My Computer (2011), Beyond New Media Art (2013) and AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 - 2016 (2016). He contributed to, edited or co-edited a number of books and catalogues including GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (2006, with Matteo Bittanti) and THE F.A.T. MANUAL (2013, with Geraldine Juarez). Curated exhibitions include: Holy Fire. Art of the Digital Age (2008); RE:akt! (2009 - 2010); Playlist (2009 - 2010); Collect the WWWorld (2011 – 2012); Unoriginal Genius (2014); Cyphoria (2016); Escaping the Digital Unease (2017 and 2018 - 2019); Hyperemployment (2019 - 2020). He lectures internationally and teaches “Interactive Systems” at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara. In 2011 he co-founded the now defunct Link Art Center.

A more detailed account of Domenico Quaranta's activities can be found on Google docs; recent updates can be found on the blog beyondnewmedia.art. Collected quotes and interesting links are to be found on his Notebook. If you care, you may even subscribe to his beautiful newsletter ✖‿✖

 

Gattobanana.gif by Kamilia Kard

 

 

 

Copyshamelessly, Domenico Quaranta 2020

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