Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, in collaboration with Kino Šiška Center For Urban Culture, presents:
Beyond New Media Art
Kino Šiška Center For Urban Culture
Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana
22 – 23 April 2014
What is New Media Art? What does this term really describe? What has occasioned the schism between this term and the art scene it is supposed to describe? And lastly, what can explain the limited presence of this artistic practice – which appears to have all the credentials for representing an era in which digital media are powerfully reshaping the political, economic, social and cultural organisation of the world we live in – in critical debates? All these and many other questions are tackled by Italian art critic Domenico Quaranta in his new book Beyond New Media Art (Link Editions, 2013).
Beyond New Media Art is, on the one hand, an attempt to analyse the current positioning of the so-called New Media Art within the broader field of contemporary arts and to investigate the historical, sociological and conceptual reasons for its marginal position and limited visibility in contemporary art history. On the other hand, the book is also an attempt to introduce new critical and curatorial strategies, which would render this marginalisation a thing of the past, and to elucidate the topicality of art that deals with media and the issues of the information age.
Domenico Quaranta will introduce the book at the press conference for journalists and experts and at a two-day free seminar, intended primarily for students and artists, but open to general audiences.
On this occasion, the Aksioma issued a Slovenian translation of the book, which is available through an online platform for print on demand and as a free e-book (epub and pdf): http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=onkraj+novomedijske+umetnosti&x=6&y=6&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=
The English version of the book is available at the following links:
Print on demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/domenico-quaranta/beyond-new-media-art/paperback/product-21028929.html
To apply for the seminar please send your full name, e-mail address and telephone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The seminar will be held in English.
In the next days, some quotes from the book will be made available on the "Beyond New Media Art" blog, open to discussion for both the participants in the seminar and a broader international audience. Check it out at blog http://medianewmediapostmedia.wordpress.com/
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.