Olia Lialina

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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Post image for Sometimes a GIF Is All You Need

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 An Introduction to the Early Web Aesthetics of Geocities

You might know Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied as internet artists, or more specifically, as internet archaeologists. The duo have made a practice of plumbing the depths of internet culture, dusting off old memes and spelunking in old corners of the web. The obscure nature of their work makes their Tumblr, “One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age” (and their blog of the same name), all the more welcome.

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