Lauren has been working in the contemporary art market since 2000. She received her B.A. in Art History from NYU and my M.A. in contemporary art and cultural theory from the University College London.... [more]
Lauren has been working in the contemporary art market since 2000. She received her B.A. in Art History from NYU and my M.A. in contemporary art and cultural theory from the University College London. [show less]
Artport is the Whitney Museum's portal to net art and digital arts, and an online gallery space for commissioned net art projects. The site consists of five major areas:
* The archive of "gate pages," which function as portals to net artists' works. Each month, an artist is invited to present their work in the form of a gate page with links to the artist's site and most important projects.
* The "commissions" area, which presents original net art projects commissioned by the Whitney Museum.
* The "exhibitions" space, which provides access to and information about current and past net art and digital arts exhibitions at the Whitney.
* The "resources" archive, which links to galleries, networks and museums on the Web; past net art exhibitions at venues world-wide; Web publications relating to net art and digital arts; as well as new media festivals. This archive is constantly evolving as new organizations and resources are added.
* The "collection" area, which archives the works of net art and digital art in the Whitney Museum's holdings.
About: "As the epicenter of the digital revolution, the Bay Area is a buzzing hive of constant activity and energy around digital culture and art made possible by technological innovation. There is a lot of energy at lectures, exhibitions, and industry events. We stand to benefit from new ways for this community to sustain this energy between events and to critically reflect on these activities.
A critical feedback forum contributes to a thriving, evolving and intellectually playful cultural community. For this reason, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) are hosting such a critical forum - in the form of this blog - to sustain our community of thinkers.
This blog has a loose and flexible focus on: Bay Area regional / digital / art and culture. The regional focus supports a geo-physical community of familiar faces that already exists. The broad digital culture focus reflects the fact that this community spans many professional fields that is as likely to be interested in a lecture series of computer industry leaders as of digital artists, creating a need for a different kind of apparatus from the traditional academic or art review.
Serving as a civic cultural forum for this broad and diverse community is a natural role for a public museum and a public university. In this spirit, this blog will not limit the public to behind-the-scenes comments, but will be open to public participation at all levels (top-level posts, comments, events) in addition to featuring bloggers drawn from the BAM/PFA and BCNM programs. The Digital Culture blog invites you to post upcoming digital events, lectures, and exhibitions, critical reviews and reflections on those events, and developments in digital culture of interest to our community.
This blog provides a means for Berkeley to host a like-minded community that brings the highest level of dialogue to the regional and global discourse around new media. It provides our community with a gathering place to let each other know what’s going on, what people think, and what’s next. Welcome home!"
Infrequency is an ongoing podcast series of live performance recordings and artist commissions, in conjunction with Tate’s Intermedia Art programme.
The podcasts will be infrequent and intriguing, building on and developing a legacy of avant-garde and contemporary sound and electronic music.
Current episodes include a performance recording of Tony Conrad (See current programme for further details). Previous event recordings are also available, including work by Christian Marclay, Alvin Lucier, John White, Achim Wollschied, Robert Henke (aka Monolake), Ryoichi Kurokawa, Sachiko M and Toshimaru Nakamura.
"Editorial Vision: As new media artists and educators we often face the challenges of a lack of familiar guideposts for assessing excellence both for our selves and our students and in articulating these standards to the institutions with and in which we do our work. In reviewing submissions we will look especially for those artworks, research reports and essays which will help our community define itself in academic and professional contexts. To this end submissions will be subject to a rigorous peer review process based on criteria articulated by the editorial board. As well as showcasing the work of new media artists, we are looking for submissions that will launch new inquires or prompt debate. Artists and authors should ask themselves what is at stake more generally in their submissions, how their ideas advance and support the nature of and our understanding of new media. Most of all, we would like submissions to be provocative, lively, engaging, distinctly voiced, and well executed."
A short introduction by Michael Aschauer
"With a length of 6.671 km - widely accepted as the longest river on Earth and often referred to as the most beautiful and most famous river of the world, the Nile becomes object of an experimental and unique photographic mapping and investigation.
The Nile is a singular river in several aspects and has intrigued historians, artists, poets and other people since the ancient days of the Pharaohs. Called 'iteru', meaning Great River in Ancient Egyptian, it has been primary lifeline and spiritual, cultural and economic source for the Egyptian Civilization for more than 3000 years. But - carrying down the water from the deep African highlands down to Egypt - the Nile is also unusual in its last major tributary joining it roughly about halfway to the sea. From that point on the Northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert and the Nile actually diminishes due to evaporation and irrigation on its way down to the Mediterranean Sea.
Its crucial role as a lifeline of Egypt since Ancient Egyptian Civilization up to now does not cover up the fact that "no international river basin has a longer and more complex and eventful history of water politics than the Nile" and "It plays an essential economic, political and cultural role in the 10 countries through which it flows. Today the importance of the Nile is greater than ever."
Nile Studies is an artistic research and investigation project, an experimental photographic and cultural mapping survey by digitally scanning the Nile's long coastlines and landscapes along with its long and complicated history and politics. "