[artinfo] Beyond New Media Art
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Domenico Quaranta, Beyond New Media Art, Link Editions, Brescia 2013.
English, soft cover, 290 pp. 15.00 eu, ISBN 9781291376975
Link Editions is proud to announce the release of "Beyond New Media
Art", by Domenico Quaranta.
"Beyond New Media Art" is the revised, updated version of a book
first published in Italian with the title "Media, New Media,
Postmedia" (Postmedia Books, Milan 2010). Through the circulation of
excerpts, reviews and interviews, the book produced some debate
outside of Italy, which persuaded the author to release, three years
later, this English translation.
"Beyond New Media Art" is an attempt to analyze the current
positioning of so-called New Media Art in the wider field of
contemporary arts, and to explore the historical, sociological and
conceptual reasons for its marginal position and under-recognition in
recent art history. On the other hand, this book is also an attempt
to suggest new critical and curatorial strategies to turn this
marginalization into a thing of the past, and to stress the
topicality of art addressing the media and the issues of the
>From the book's preface: "So what is New Media Art? What does this
>term really describe? And what has occasioned the schism between
>this term and the art scene it is supposed to describe? And lastly,
>what accounts for the limited presence in critical debate of an
>artistic practice that appears to have all the credentials for
>representing an era in which digital media are powerfully reshaping
>the political, economic, social and cultural organization of the
>world we live in?"
Domenico Quaranta (http://domenicoquaranta.com) is an art critic and
curator. His work focuses on the impact of the current techno-social
developments on the arts. He regularly writes for Flash Art and
Artpulse. In 2006 he edited (with M. Bittanti) the book "GameScenes.
Art in the Age of Videogames"; in 2010, he published the book "Media,
New Media, Postmedia". As a curator, he organized various shows,
including "Holy Fire. Art of the Digital Age" (Bruxelles 2008, with
Y. Bernard), "Playlist" (Gijon 2009 and Bruxelles 2010) and "Collect
the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age" (Brescia
2011; Basel and New York, 2012).
Link Editions (http://editions.linkartcenter.eu) is a publishing
initiative of the Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age.
Link Editions uses print on demand and digital formats to create an
accessible, dynamic series of essays and pamphlets, but also artist
books, catalogues and conference proceedings. A keen advocate of the
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Until June 15, all Link Editions books will be available onLulu.com
with a 20% discount.
email: quaranta.domenico at gmail.com
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