The Digitization of the Art World: Are New Media Artists Transforming Art Practice and How We Think About Art Itself?

  • Location:
    School of Visual Arts Beatrice Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, New York , New York, US

Panelists: Artists Marina Zurkow /Wafaa Bilal/ Brad Troemel, Art Law Firm Attorney, Alexandra Darraby. Moderated by Heather Corcoran of Rhizome.

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Don’t miss this eye-opening panel, the first in a year-long ArtTable series of panels and workshops exploring the transformative impact of digitization on art practice, museum art interpretation education and exhibition practices, and on traditional art world marketing assumptions, distribution structures and art criticism.

The April 8th panel focuses on artists and new media art practices. Panel artists Marina Zurkow, Wafaa Bilal and Brad Troemel will present a thought-provoking and diverse group of projects that wed digital technological ingenuity with compelling content. Artists have always adopted and adapted new technologies for their art. What’s different about new media art? Is new media art –art created and “born” on digital platforms– just another evolution in the art historical narrative?

Heather Corcoran opens the panel with a “snap shot” overview of new media’s evolving and ever “emerging” character to contextualize why new media art practice is generating a fundamental rethinking about art making and curatorial practice.

Art lawyer, Alexandra Darraby, Principal of the Art Law Firm, and author of the new Guide to Digital Art & New Media,” will share with artists, curators, galleries and students, how new technology agreements rack the complex intellectual property rights in new media, multimedia platforms. Are there new strategic, economic and legal models for applying protections in digital art without stifling originality?