The Digitization of the Art World: Are New Media Artists Transforming Art Practice and How We Think About Art Itself?
The first of a yearlong series of public programs exploring the transformative impact of digitization on art practice, museum art interpretation education, exhibition practices, and traditional art world marketing assumptions, distribution structures, and criticism. Moderator Heather Corcoran, executive director, Rhizome at The New Museum, opens the panel with an overview of new media's evolving and ever-emerging character to contextualize why it is generating a fundamental rethinking about art making, curatorial practice, and many of the art world's "sacred cow" premises. Alexandra Darraby, Art Law Firm attorney and author of A Guide to Digital Art, discusses legal issues raised by digital art. Panel artists Marina Zurkow, Wafaa Bilal, and Brad Troemel present a diverse group of projects that pair technological ingenuity with compelling content. Other topics of discussion include multi-authored, net-based works of art, open-sourcing and crowdsourcing, research-driven digital projects, digital art's sustainability in a world where technology is quickly outmoded, intellectual property issues faced by artists, monetizing (or not monetizing) digital artworks, and the democratization digital platforms offer artists in terms of access to global markets. Presented by the BFA Photography Department.
RSVP: SVA students, faculty, and staff email ebround@ArtTable.org; general public visit arttable.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventId=633
Monday, April 8, 2013
6:30 – 8:15pm
Free SVA faculty and students (with ID); $15 general admission
SVA students, faculty, and staff email ebround@ArtTable.org