WEB INNOVATIONS CONTEMPORARY ART
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?
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.
Will Youtube become a new platform for video art? Guggenheim experiments
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.
Archimuse immersive art history lessons for kids: Dress up included
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.
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- Online art business: Inspirations from Hong Kong gallery director Alice Zhang – July 2011 – an interview with Alice Zhang, director of Mischmasch, an online art buying platform
- How to exhibit, collect and preserve new media art – resource alert – May 2011 – an introduction to EAI’s Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art
- National Art Gallery Singapore offers tantalising tidbits on Southeast Asian master artists – May 2011 – a report on TNAGS’ new website feature on Southeast Asian Art
- Online VIP Art Fair disappoints: Is damage fatal? – February 2011 – a report on the 2011 VIP Art Fair
- Open Exhibits targets museums with free software for online exhibition – resource alert – December 2010 – a report on new software for creating your own exhibition
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