What is New Media Art? What does this term really describe? What has occasioned the schism between this term and the art scene it is supposed to describe? And lastly, what can explain the limited presence of this artistic practice – which appears to have all the credentials for representing an era in which digital media are powerfully reshaping the political, economic, social and cultural organisation of the world we live in – in critical debates?
Beyond New Media Art is, on the one hand, an attempt to analyse the current positioning of the so-called New Media Art within the broader field of contemporary arts and to investigate the historical, sociological and conceptual reasons for its marginal position and limited visibility in contemporary art history. On the other hand, the book is also an attempt to introduce new critical and curatorial strategies, which would render this marginalisation a thing of the past, and to elucidate the topicality of art that deals with media and the issues of the information age.
The original entitled was published by Link Editions, Brescia, in 2013.
Domenico Quaranta: Onkraj novomedijske umetnosti
Edited by: Janez Janša
Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2014
The original entitled Beyond New Media Art was published by Link Editions, Brescia, in 2013.
Translation: Polona Petek
Proofreading: Nataša Simončič
Design: Janez Janša
Layout: Luka Umek
Supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the
Municipality of Ljubljana
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