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Internet art, technology and relational aesthetics

Jerry Galle and Helena De Preester UGent (2009) Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009. VII. p.6-10
abstract
Some contemporary artistic practices, such as internet art, are difficult to understand, partly because their originality and relevance is not perceived. In this contribution, we look at internet artists’ relations to society, and to their position in art history. This can elucidate a number of important characteristics of this contemporary form of art. First, it is interesting to see that the goal of early 20th century avant-garde (in particular Dadaism), nl. to bring together social life and art, is motivated early internet art. The role of technology (the computer, the internet, hacking) is very important in this, and also implied the possibility that avant-garde strategies reached a more widespread public. Second, we present the main points of so-called ‚relational aesthetics’, a contemporary theory of art that considers contemporary art practice in terms of interhuman relations and small-scale social networks. Third, we question the possibility of considering internet art as an example of relational art.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
relational aesthetics, establisment, networks, art, Dadaism, internet
in
Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009
Art and Science
editor
GE Lasker, Hiltrud Schinzel and Karel Boullart
volume
VII
pages
6 - 10
publisher
The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics
place of publication
Tecumseh, Canada
conference name
The 21st International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics
conference location
Baden-Baden, Germany
conference start
2009-08-03
conference end
2009-08-07
ISBN
978-1-897233-20-7
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1174124
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1174124
date created
2011-02-28 09:15:50
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:05
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  author       = {Galle, Jerry and De Preester, Helena},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009},
  editor       = {Lasker, GE and Schinzel, Hiltrud and Boullart, Karel},
  isbn         = {978-1-897233-20-7},
  keyword      = {relational aesthetics,establisment,networks,art,Dadaism,internet},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Baden-Baden, Germany},
  pages        = {6--10},
  publisher    = {The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics},
  title        = {Internet art, technology and relational aesthetics},
  volume       = {VII},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Galle, Jerry, and Helena De Preester. 2009. “Internet Art, Technology and Relational Aesthetics.” In Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009, ed. GE Lasker, Hiltrud Schinzel, and Karel Boullart, VII:6–10. Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics.
APA
Galle, Jerry, & De Preester, H. (2009). Internet art, technology and relational aesthetics. In GE Lasker, H. Schinzel, & K. Boullart (Eds.), Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009 (Vol. VII, pp. 6–10). Presented at the The 21st International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics.
Vancouver
1.
Galle J, De Preester H. Internet art, technology and relational aesthetics. In: Lasker G, Schinzel H, Boullart K, editors. Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009. Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics; 2009. p. 6–10.
MLA
Galle, Jerry, and Helena De Preester. “Internet Art, Technology and Relational Aesthetics.” Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, 2009. Ed. GE Lasker, Hiltrud Schinzel, & Karel Boullart. VII. Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, 2009. 6–10. Print.