[artinfo] Beyond New Media Art

Domenico Quaranta qrndnc at yahoo.it
Tue Jun 11 16:43:37 CEST 2013

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 
information age.

>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 
idea that information wants to be free, Link Editions releases its 
contents free of charge in .pdf format, and on paper at a price 
accessible to all. Link Editions is a not-for-profit initiative and 
all its contents are circulated under an 
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) 

Until June 15, all Link Editions books will be available onLulu.com 
with a 20% discount.


Domenico Quaranta

email: quaranta.domenico at gmail.com
skype: dom_40


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