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

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Author: 
Christiane Paul, ed.
Format: 
paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: 
University of California Press
Publication Date: 
December 2008
Price: 
$22.50
ISBN: 
9780520243972
Category: 
Media Theory
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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 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.