There has been a very interesting discussion on Crumb about new media and art, Claire
Bishop, digital art, mainstream gatekeeping (does the mainstream have gates?) recognising
our own histories, etc etc etc… and here is a nice NZ tangent.
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Begin forwarded message:
From: Andreas Broeckmann
Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] Claire's Bishop's digital divide piece in Art
Date: 13 September 2012 5:30:17 PM AEST
Reply-To: Andreas Broeckmann <broeckmann(a)LEUPHANA.DE>
maybe some useful, though anecdotal evidence for this debate is the fact that, yesterday
evening, a "media artist" was announced as one of the four candidates for the
Young Artist Award of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (an initiative that is trying to be
the german Turner Prize). i think the case is interesting because, given the quite
conservative selection of the other candidates, *this* is apparently what the jury could
recognise as interesting media art.
(born in 1982 in Auckland, lives and works in Berlin)
New Zealand artist Simon Denny investigates the means used by the media to convey
information: television programmes, mobile telephones, window displays, Powerpoint
software, or internet networks, which he re-evaluates for his artwork. Each time, his
extensive research results in exaggerated and often also ironic sculptures and spatial
designs dedicated to separate media events. His installations, which are sometimes
displayed on public buildings remote from the venues of the world of art, cunningly
oscillate between cultural criticism and an information campaign carried to the extreme.
Am 03.09.12 18:12, schrieb Hamilton, Kevin:
> What remains less questioned in this discussion? The ways in which subjectivities are
shaped by professions as well as media.