Books (Author)

Domenico QuarantaBeyond New Media Art, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. Soft cover, 290 pp., ISBN 9781291376975

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“Beyond New Media Art” is the revised, updated version of a book first published in Italian with the title “Media, New Media, Postmedia” (Postmedia Books, Milan 2010). Through the circulation of excerpts, reviews and interviews, the book produced some debate outside of Italy, which persuaded the author to release, three years later, this English translation.

“Beyond New Media Art” is an attempt to analyze the current positioning of so-called New Media Art in the wider field of contemporary arts, and to explore the historical, sociological and conceptual reasons for its marginal position and under-recognition in recent art history. On the other hand, this book is also an attempt to suggest new critical and curatorial strategies to turn this marginalization into a thing of the past, and to stress the topicality of art addressing the media and the issues of the information age.

From the book’s preface: “So what is New Media Art? What does this term really describe? And what has occasioned the schism between this term and the art scene it is supposed to describe? And lastly, what accounts for the limited presence in critical debate of an artistic practice that appears to have all the credentials for representing an era in which digital media are powerfully reshaping the political, economic, social and cultural organization of the world we live in?”

Domenico Quaranta, In Your Computer, LINK Editions, Brescia 2011. Soft cover, 180 pp, English, € 12.00, ISBN: 978-1-4467-6021-5

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A collection of texts written by Domenico Quaranta between 2005 and 2010 for exhibition catalogues, printed magazines and online reviews: a pocket version of what the author would save from the universal flood, in a world without computers. It documents most of the fields of research he has focused on critically: from Net Art to Software Art and videogames, from biotechnologies to the debate around curating and the positioning of New Media Art in the contemporary landscape, and back to Net Art again.
This itinerary is traced through a selection of essays, monographic texts and interviews with artists and curators, in no particular order: from Eva and Franco Mattes to Casey Reas, from UBERMORGEN.COM to Oliver Laric, from Cory Arcangel to Tale of Tales, from Jon Ippolito to Gazira Babeli.

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Domenico Quaranta, Media, New Media, Postmedia, Postmediabooks, Milano 2010.

192 pages, 122 images, ISBN: 9788874900558, € 19.00, Italian only.

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Media, New Media, Postmedia (2010) is an attempt to explain the current positioning of so-called new media art in the cultural field. In order to reach the goal, the book starts discussing the current definition of New Media Art, making its weakness clear and suggesting a new definition that makes it possible to reconsider New Media Art’s historical development on a new basis; it goes trough the history of New Media Art, showing how the practice developed into a new “art world” and how this art world turned recently into a limitation for many of the artists working in it; and attempts to set a new basis for a better positioning of the art formerly known as new media art in the contemporary art field.

Reviews and comments:

Paddy Johnson“Is New Media Accepted in the Art World? Domenico Quaranta’s Media, New Media, PostMedia”, in Art Fag City, August 30, 2011.
Régine Debatty, “Book review – Media, New Media, Postmedia“, in We Make Money Not Art, August 27, 2011.
Edward Shanken, 17 January 2011

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Domenico Quaranta, Net Art 1995 – 2005. La vicenda di äda’web, Vita e Pensiero, Milan 2004. 192 pages, 14,00 €, ISBN: 8834319710. Italian only

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Related files (in English):

“Leaping into the abyss and resurfacing with a pearl”. E-mail interview with Jon Ippolito, in Noemalab, October 2005.
Investigating a new realm, a new set of givens, a new landscape” – E-mail interview with Benjamin Weil, in Noemalab, September 2003.
“We all looked at that site and this knowledge shows” – E-mail interview with Steve Dietz, in Noemalab, October 2003.

Books (Editor)

Domenico Quaranta (Edited by), Troika, Link Editions, Brescia 2014. Soft cover, English, color, 80 pages, ISBN 9781291665468

Design by Luka Umek. Co-published with Aksioma. Slovenian version available

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Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez (eds.), THE F.A.T. MANUAL, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. 224 pages, color, English, ISBN 9781291577914.

Design by Fabio Paris, with essays by: Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan.

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Domenico Quaranta (ed.), Aram Bartholl. The Speed Book, Gestalten, Berlin 2012. 21,6 x 28 cm, 268 pages, full color, hardcover, English, ISBN: 978-3-89955-393-2

Design by Manuel Burger, with essays by: Josephine Bosma, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Jon Cates, Lindsay Howard, Alessandro Ludovico, Evan Roth, Bruce Sterling, Brad Troemel.

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Domenico Quaranta (ed.), Gazira Babeli, FPEditions, Brescia 2008; LINK Editions, Brescia 2011. Soft cover, 92 pp, inglese, € 28.00, ISBN 978-1-4709-0843-0. With texts by Domenico Quaranta, Patrick Lichty, Alan Sondheim and Mario Gerosa.

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Domenico Quaranta (ed.), UBERMORGEN.COM, FPEditions, Brescia 2009. Euro 25,00, 96 pages, ISBN: 9788890330858. English

With texts by Inke Arns and

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Domenico Quaranta (ed.), Todd Deutsch: Gamers, FPEditions, Brescia 2008. ISBN: 9788890330803 [Italian]; 9788890330810 [English]. With texts by Domenico Quaranta and George Slade

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Matteo Bittanti, Domenico Quaranta (eds.), GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames, Johan & Levi, Milan 2006. ISBN: 8860100100. Italian / English, hardcover, 454 pages, 20 x 17 cm, 32,00 €

GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (Johan & Levi, 2006) is the first volume entirely dedicated to Game Art. Edited by Matteo Bittanti and Domenico Quaranta, the book provides a detailed overview of the emerging field of Game Art, examining the complex interaction and intersection of art and videogames.
GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames explores the rapidly expanding world of Game Art in the works of over 30 international artists. Included are several milestones in this field, as well as some lesser known works. In addition to the editors’ critical texts, the book contains contributions from a variety of international scholars that illustrate, explain, and contextualize the various artifacts.

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Extra: Video interview on Tempi Dispari, RAI News 24, available on my Youtube Channel.

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Books (Contributor)

Domenico Quaranta,“Editor’s Note”, in Martin Howse, Diff in June, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. Soft cover, 740 pp., ISBN 9781291503593. More info, buy and free download

_“Editor’s Note”, in Kevin Bewersdorf, Spirit Surfing, Link Editions, Brescia 2012 Soft cover, 120 pp, English, € 12.00, ISBN 9781291020403. More info, buy and free download

_, “Editor’s Note”, in Ryan Trecartin, Ryan’s Web 1.0. A Lossless Fall, Link Editions, Brescia 2012. PDF download

_, in V. Campanelli, D. Capasso, Cultura e Nuovi Media. Cinque interrogativi di Lev Manovich, Edizioni MAO, Dicembre 2011. Buy on

_, “Machine Animation. Videogiochi e machinima nell’arte contemporanea”, pp. 107 – 116, in E. Mandelli, V. Re (a cura di), Fate il vostro gioco. Cinema e Videogame nella rete: pratiche di contaminazione. Atti della giornata di studi, Venezia, Università Ca’ Foscari, 19 novembre 2010. Terra Ferma, Treviso 2011. Download my text in pdfBuy the book

_, “C’era due volte”, pp. 37 – 56, in E. Sbardella, L. Leuzzi (a cura di), (dieciluglioduemilaotto) – Anniversari di una performance 2008 >09 >10, 2011. Download link

_, “Criticism as Performance”, in Gene McHugh, Post Internet, LINK Editions, Brescia 2011. Soft cover, 274 pp., English, € 14.00, ISBN 978-1-4478-0389-8. Free download or buy.

_, “Introduction”, in Miltos Manetas, In My Computer, Link Editions 2011. Soft cover, 102 pages, English, € 12.00, ISBN: 978-1-4477-1939-7. Free download or buy.

_, “SS-XXX | Die Frau Helga The Borghild Project Reconstruction”, in F. Monico (ed.), LIMINA 1 – UNO di UNO. Unidentified Narrative Objects – New Video Production and New Media Art, NABA LIBRI M-NODE, Milan 2010. ISBN: 97888952860-5. Italian / English. Buy (€ 13.31) or download for free on

_, “Art and the New Media in the Post-Medium Era”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), Art of the Twentieth Century. 2000 and Beyond. Contemporary Tendencies, Skira, Milan 2010. ISBN: 9788857201283. English. Buy it on Download sample

_, “Arte e nuovi media nell’era postmediale”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), L’arte del XX secolo. 2000 e oltre. Tendenze della contemporaneità, Skira, Milan 2010. ISBN: 9788857201290. Italian. Buy it on IBS.

_, “The Whole World is a Stage. Art on Virtual Platforms”, in W. Lieser (ed.), Digital Art, H.F.Hullman, Potsdam 2010. ISBN: 9783833153457. English (the book has been published in various other languages). Buy it on

_, “Traveling by Telephone”, “It Means What it Says”, “Life and its Double”, “It’s Always Six O’Clock”, in AA.VV. (D. Quaranta, M. Cattelan, R. Goldberg, F. Cavallucci, B. Sterling, Wu Ming et al), Eva & Franco Mattes: 0100101110101101.ORG, Charta, Milan – New York 2009. ISBN: 8881587262. English. Buy it on

_, “Lilly controls my Foriginals”; “Amazon Noir – The Great Bookstore Robbery”; “UBERMORGEN’S SELF”, in A. Ludovico (ed.), UBERMORGEN.COM – Media Hacking vs. Conceptual Art. Hans Bernhard / lizvlx, Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel 2009. ISBN: 9783856164607. English, 24,00 €. Buy it on or Merianverlag (CH).

_, “All the World is a Stage. Art on Virtual Platforms”, in W. Lieser (ed.), Digital Art, H.F.Hullman, Potsdam 2009. ISBN: 9783833153372. English (the book has been published in various other languages). Buy it on or on the publisher’s website!

_, “Lezioni dalla Rete. La critica d’arte ai tempi di Internet”, in C. De Carli, F. Tedeschi (eds.), Il presente si fa storia. Scritti di storia dell’arte in onore di Luciano Caramel, Vita e Pensiero, Milan 2008. ISBN: 9788834313855. Italian. Buy it on IBS.

_, “La ricerca artistica in Lombardia dagli anni Sessanta ad oggi”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), Lombardia moderna. Arti e architettura del Novecento, Skira, Milan 2007. Italian. Buy it on IBS.

_, “Media Hacking. Arte e manipolazione dei media”, in A. Caronia, E. Livraghi, S. Pezzano (eds.), L’arte nell’era della producibilità digitale, Mimesis, Milan 2006. ISBN: 9788884834690. Italian. Buy it on IBS.

_, “The central point of everything is not man, but rather the survival of the system. An interview with Davide Grassi”, in I. Ivkovic, D. Grassi (eds.), Demokino – Virtual Biopolitical Agora, Aksioma & Maska, Ljubljana 2006. ISBN 9616572032. English. Buy it on the Maska website.

_, in Nilo Casares (ed.), Casa de citas – House of Words, Gran Canaria Espacio Digital, 2006. ISBN 84-8103-474-6. [Italian / English / Spanish]. Downloadable pdf here.

_, “Cover Story”, in M. Bittanti (ed.), Civilization. Storie virtuali, fantasie reali, Costa & Nolan, Milan 2005. ISBN: 8874370210. Italian. Buy it on IBS.



Domenico Quaranta, in Valerio Terraroli (ed.), Art of the Twentieth Century. 1969-1999. Neo-Avant-Gardes, Postmodern and Global Art, Skira, Milan 2009. ISBN: 9788861306424. English. Buy it on

_, “Happening e Fluxus”, “Le storie della fotografia”, “Video e Media digitali”, “Dal postmoderno al postumano”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), L’arte del XX secolo. 1969 – 1999. Neoavanguardie, postmoderno e arte globale, Skira, Milan 2008. ISBN: 9788861306431. Italian

_, in V. Terraroli (ed.), Art of the Twentieth Century. 1946-1968. The Birth of Contemporary Art, Skira, Milan 2008. ISBN: 9788861301948. English. Buy it on

_, “Tendenze riduzioniste e analitiche”, “New dada e Nouveau Réalisme”, “Pop Art in America”, “Op Art, Arte cinetica e programmata”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), L’arte del XX secolo. 1946 – 1968. La nascita dell’arte contemporanea, Skira, Milan 2007. Italian

_, in Valerio Terraroli (ed.), Art of the Twentieth Century. 1920-1945. The Artistic Culture between the Wars, Skira, Milan 2007. ISBN: 9788876248047. English. Buy it on

_, “L’arte americana fra tradizione e avanguardia”, “L’arte americana tra le due guerre”, “Surrealismo e surrealismi”, “Il surrealismo in America e l’avvento dell’espressionismo astratto”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), L’arte del XX secolo. 1920 – 1945. La cultura artistica fra le due guerre, Skira, Milan 2006. Italian.

_, in V. Terraroli (ed.), Art of the Twentieth Century. 1900 – 1919. The Avant-garde Movements, Skira, Milan 2007. ISBN: 9788876246043. English. Buy it on

_, “L’art nouveau e il crogiolo parigino delle avanguardie: Parigi 1900-1910”, “La meteora fauve”, “Le poetiche del cubismo”, “La rivoluzione semantica delle avanguardie”, “La fine dell’oggetto artistico”, in V. Terraroli (ed.), L’arte del XX secolo. 1900 – 1919. Le avanguardie storiche, Skira, Milan 2006. Italian. Buy it on IBS.

_, Magritte. Classici dell’Arte Rizzoli, Rizzoli Libri Illustrati – Artificio Skira – Corriere della Sera, Milan 2004. Italian

_, Warhol, Classici dell’Arte Rizzoli, Rizzoli Libri Illustrati – Artificio Skira – Corriere della Sera, Milan 2004. Italian


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