New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art

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This provocative, cutting-edge anthology addresses the challenges of curating, presenting, and preserving new-media art—artworks that use digital technologies as media and emphasize process over object. As an art form that is inherently time based, dynamic, interactive, collaborative, customizable, and variable, new-media art resists objectification. It boldly challenges the traditional art world's customary methods of presentation and documentation as well as its approach to collection and preservation. Edited ...
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Overview


This provocative, cutting-edge anthology addresses the challenges of curating, presenting, and preserving new-media art—artworks that use digital technologies as media and emphasize process over object. As an art form that is inherently time based, dynamic, interactive, collaborative, customizable, and variable, new-media art resists objectification. It boldly challenges the traditional art world's customary methods of presentation and documentation as well as its approach to collection and preservation. Edited and introduced by Christiane Paul and featuring contributions by prominent practitioners—institutional and independent curators, theorists, and conservators—this volume charts developments in an exciting field and addresses the conceptual, philosophical, and practical issues of both curating and presenting new-media art.
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Editorial Reviews

Naea News

“Eloquently addresses the philosophical, conceptual, and practical issues of new media art concerning current changes in the method of cultural production and the impact on audience and curatorial practices.”
Neural

“A good compendium of the inherent discourse.”
Art Asia Pacific

“Fascinating.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520255975
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,229,569
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Christiane Paul is Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York; the Rhode Island School of Design; the University of California, Berkeley; and the San Francisco Art Institute.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments / ix
Introduction
christiane paul / 1

ONE POSITIONING NEW MEDIA ART AND CURATORIAL MODELS
1 New Media Art and the Gallery in the Digital Age
charlie gere / 13

2 Immateriality and Its Discontents: An Overview of Main Models and Issues for Curating New Media
sarah cook / 26

TWO INTERFACING NEW MEDIA

3 Challenges for a Ubiquitous Museum: From the White Cube to the Black Box and Beyond
christiane paul / 51

4 Curating Net Art: A Field Guide
steve dietz / 75

THREE FROM OBJECT TO PROCESS AND SYSTEM

5 Distributed Curating and Immateriality
joasia krysa / 87

6 Death by Wall Label
jon ippolito / 106

FOUR AUTONOMOUS CULTURAL ZONES

7 Participation, Flow, and the Redistribution of Authorship: The Challenges of Collaborative Exchange and New Media Curatorial Practice
sara diamond / 135

8 Reconfiguring Curation: Noninstitutional New Media Curating and the Politics of Cultural Production
patrick lichty / 163

FIVE CASE STUDIES

9 Serious Games
beryl graham / 191

10 (re)distributions: PDA, Information Appliance, and Nomadic Arts as Cultural Intervention
patrick lichty / 207

11 Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice
caitlin jones and carol stringari / 220

12 games: Computerspiele von KünstlerInnen (games: Computer games by artists)
tilman baumgärtel, hans d. christ, and iris dressler / 233

Contributors / 251
List of Illustrations / 259
Index / 261

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