Rhizome, the art organisation that is an affiliate of the New Museum in New York, is currently hosting the online exhibition “Net Art Anthology” as part of the exhibition “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics.” The online exhibition features works by JODI (Joan Heemskerk en Dirk Paesmans), Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart and Rafaël Rozendaal. Dutch curator and author Josephine Bosma has been pivotal in the creation of the catalog: “The Art Happens Here”Net art Anthology.”
net art anthology
Dating from 1985 to the present, the works in “Net Art Anthology” and “The Art Happens Here” make use of a wide range of mediums—including websites, software, sculpture, graphics, books, and merchandise—and represent a historical perspective on the breadth of net art practice. The artworks also offer distinct approaches to a central problem inherent in net art: how to come to terms with a dynamic, rapidly changing network culture while also actively participating in it.
More than just the creative use of the internet, net art involves diverse practices that “happen” via encounters among users and machines on and through networks. Its live, performative quality means that questions regarding its archival status often emerge—at the point of a work’s creation, when it is taken up by an institution, or in response to changing technological circumstances.
More here.Publication date: 15 Feb '19