Internet Art

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Unbound to GPS coordinates, internet-based art has no place on these other lists, and since it isn’t fair to neglect the increasing amount of works designed specifically for cyberspace, 2015 welcomes our inaugural Best-of-the-Internet list.

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Post image for Code-Based Artworks that Reinvent Themselves Every Day

Nine artists are putting a digital twist on instruction-based art, removing the aspect of in-person engagement fundamental to such works by Marcel Duchamp to Yoko Ono.

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Are you tired of your local air? If so, a bag of atmospheric gases from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, could be yours if you have thousands of dollars to burn.

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MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — To devote a show to an era is to delimit the era in question, carving it off from surrounding epochs and ascribing some measure of thematic or aesthetic continuity to it.

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LONDON — The best works on view in this seven-artist selection are “post-internet” experiments (sorry) that probe the ways in which the internet has reconfigured, and continues to reconfigure, such charged arenas as identity, surveillance, and labor.

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Post image for Updating Guerrilla Girls for Net Artists

Chiara Moioli is a 23-year-old artist based in Milan, Italy, and she thought it was time to update the Guerrilla Girls’ “The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist” for internet artists like herself.

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Post image for Whither Art? David Joselit’s Digital Art Problem

Is it still possible to imagine a book purporting to be about the circulation of images and art within the saturated global network that never mentions the existence of net art and digital art?

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Today and yesterday were glorious days in New York: August had come, the sun was shining, the weather was just right. They were the type of days that make you want to frolic, or skip or swing. And so it happened, when I clicked on a link in a tweet by pioneering net artist and critic Olia Lialina, that I saw her swinging joyfully towards me in my browser. This, I thought, is the perfect expression of summer.

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Post image for Brooklyn’s New Transfer Gallery Brings Internet Art Into Real Space

Internet art thrives in its native medium — over the past few years, there have been a significant number of online-only galleries, including Bubblebyte, Fach&Asendorf, and Klaus Gallery, that focused exclusively on showing the work of digital artists online. Physical spaces that make the necessary effort to turn internet art into compelling physical installations have been slower in coming. Thankfully, Brooklyn’s new Transfer Gallery is here to help solve that problem.

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Essays

Tell Me About Your Mother’s Tumblr

by G.H. Hovagimyan on February 27, 2013

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of commissioned essays for The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

I created my first internet artwork in 1993. At the time I was trying to have my work shown by various galleries but without success. The piece was titled “BKPC” (1993), or “Barbie and Ken Politically Correct.” It was a series of 12 photo-vignettes that told a story. This was before the World Wide Web and browsers. Most people accessed the internet via 1440 baud dial-up modems. I was a member of a computer BBS (bulletin board service), called thing bbs, which consisted mostly of text forums, although you could upload low-res GIFs that other members could download. I decided to present my artwork, one image a week with a short blurb, on the bbs.

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