GD for the Web

R2

Hyein posted in R2

1. Is web art more public than monumental one today? Do you think the cultural value of museum(physical spaces) has been changing?
2. What do you think of the new form of authorship on the web?
3. What is the boundary of art on the web? How much can we trust art/publication on the internet?

Tina posted in R2

1. “Web art” can gain momentum by distribution, redistribution, recontextualisation, customization … What value does the original or the beginning source have? Is it changing?

2. If the internet is an archive of fragments of the whole information, how does the audience, or the public—yes, you!—make sense of these broken information?

3. Should ‘web art’ be inclusive to all audiences? Is it democratic

Haven posted Seth Price “Dispersion” Reading questions in R2

1. Under the premise of “institutional protection” contemporary art has, can art ever be subversive? How can one define subversion now?

2. As Internet as the medium (the “rhizomatic utopia”) how can artist stop the constant recuperation fro the national bourgeoise culture? What are some strategies?

3. Can you deem “Daniel Pearl Video” as a work of art? Since it has qualities of narrative (time based), political agency, mass distribution, and revealing potency to pose a question for the audience of their own ethics?

Qun posted Week 2 reading questions in R2

1. Dan Graham observed: “if a work of art wasn’t written about and reproduced in a magazine it would have difficulty attaining the status of ‘art’. It seemed that in order to be defined as having value, that is as ‘art’, a work had only to be exhibited in a gallery and then to be written about and reproduced as a photograph in an art magazine.” How do you view the criteria of art relating to internet art nowadays?
2. Does internet truly serves as a way of documentation, if so what do you think about the future existence of the internet?
3. Birth and death of an archive ?