The question 'what makes art 'Art'?' has been asked by critics, historians, artists, philosophers, and, well, probably just about everyone else. So, given the increasing visibility of art made for the net, it should be no surprise that the same curious ranks are asking 'what is Net Art?' The first issue of a Flash-based magazine called 'Gluebalize' posed this question to a number of international artists, who in turn responded through artworks and interviews. Responses vary widely in content and form, from interactive databases to Flash animations and scans of drawings. Gluebalize is one part of 'Blogwork,' an ongoing project initiated by artist and writer Lorenzo Miglioli for the 2003 Venice Biennale. Miglioli, offers a short and sweet answer to the Net Art question: 'the network is the artwork.' Now that whole caper has been resolved, can we move on to real questions such as 'Is 'Curating' Art?' -Ryan Griffis
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