Posts tagged as:

Art Dubai

“Don't use the internet as a fucking condiment”: Net Art at Art Dubai

by Alana Chloe Esposito on March 30, 2012
Thumbnail image for “Don't use the internet as a fucking condiment”: Net Art at Art Dubai

Acquisitions of net art by the Tate Modern, the Guggenheim, and other institutions have given institutional validation to the genre, but complicated curatorial debates rage over what exactly it includes: Can it be shown on a computer in a gallery? Can it only be viewed online? Can art not based on code count as net art?

At (It’s Not) Net Art 2: Emancipate the Medium!, one panel at Art Dubai's Global Art Forum, heated debates began over nearly every aspect of the medium, from its formal qualities to its politicization and the notion that it is inherently radical. This argumentativeness is perhaps unsurprising given that the medium lacks a strict definition.

Read the full article →

Art and Media, Guernica and Tahrir Square: Observations from Art Dubai

by Alana Chloe Esposito on March 29, 2012
Thumbnail image for Art and Media, Guernica and Tahrir Square: Observations from Art Dubai

In the first of her reports from Art Dubai’s panel discussions on art and the media, Alana Chloe Esposito finds no agreement on the merits of protest documentation as art. Has contemporary art lost its political power to news photography and cell phone snapshots?

Read the full article →