Art and the Internet: 3 top posts from 2010 to 2011

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The Internet has revolutionised art, changing the way we see, buy and learn about it. As part of our ongoing ‘Lists’ series, we have stepped back into our archives to bring you our top posts on the topic ‘Art and the Internet’.

Online art auction houses get physical: Is Internet model failing?

April 2011

A top article for its content, this post attempts to address the limitations of online art auction houses. While companies such as Saffronart and Artnet reach out to a broader market through cyberspace, they still see the need for physical spaces to exhibit and sell art. This paradox reminds us that the marketing of art is still much more about human relationships than the pixels of a pretty picture.

Click here to read the full post on online art auction houses moving into physical spaces.

Artnet homepage (screen capture). Image from artnet.com.

Artnet homepage (screen capture). Image from artnet.com.

Will Youtube become a new platform for video art? Guggenheim experiments

July 2010

A quick but inspiring read, this story reports on how institutions like the Guggenheim are coming to grips with new media and using Internet platforms such as YouTube to promote art. In a joint venture with the Guggenheim, YouTube launched YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Videos, a video competition held on the video sharing website and judged by Guggenheim curators and a selected panel of art professionals.

Winning entries were shown in four Guggenheim museums worldwide. The competition, which aimed to promote experimentation and discourse in the video medium, highlighted the influence that the Internet has had on art institutional practices; mass culture is being brought into art museums as exhibition spaces are being pushed into the virtual world.

Click here to read the full post on this YouTube and Guggenheim partnership.

The promotional imagery for YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video.

The promotional imagery for YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video.

Archimuse immersive art history lessons for kids: Dress up included

June 2011

This post provides an introduction to how art education is adapting to the interests of a tech-wise youth audience. Through a study of  newly established French company Archimuse’s art history lessons and a discursive look at museums’ concentrated efforts to develop art education on their websites, the article provides a keen insight into how the Internet has changed how children can interact with and learn about art.

Click here to read the full post on Archimuse’s immersive art history lessons for kids.

Image from archimuse.fr.

Image from archimuse.fr.

Want to have a browse through our archives yourself? Click here to take a look at what else we have written on art and the Internet.

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