Monday, 6 January 2014
Content | Form | Im-material
Edited by CONT3XT.NET—Sabine Hochrieser, Michael Kargl, Birgit Ringal, Franz Thalmair, published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2011, ISBN 978-3-86984-187-8
Review in Neural Magazine by Chiara Ciociola
The editors are not interested in defining internet art, but they do spend a lot of time on the mediation of the fact that (internet-based art) is art, translating it into exhibition strategies and projects, something they call translation work. This is at the core of their activity, trying to untangle the variability of internet-based art, and then fusing curatorship, theory and production. This activity is not just a two-way transformation of signs and meaning but a whole discourse on art and the internet, involving a deep aesthetic and symbolic understanding of the medium.