Art & Internet

This conference analyses the dynamics and tensions arising from the linking of technological research and artistic innovation, examining the emergence of an arts world that centered on the Internet and the way new conventions became established in ways of working and in cultural exchanges.
Dates: 
Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 18:30
Author(s): 
Anne Roquigny

ART AND INTERNET

by JEAN-PAUL FOURMENTRAUX and ANNE ROQUIGNY

Since the mid 1990s, the Internet has brought profound changes in the creation and circulation of the contemporary arts. During this time, “artistic creation” of a more collective and interdisciplinary nature began to foreshadow future uses of the Internet. This conference analyses the dynamics and tensions arising from the linking of technological research and artistic innovation, examining the emergence of an arts world that centered on the Internet and the way new conventions became established in ways of working and in cultural exchanges. What triggers the bringing into being of art? What is the meaning of authorship? What new ways of exhibiting and receiving art are being imagined?

Net art is a collective work that brings in artists and computer specialists, technical configurations and ritualised social occasions. By following Net Art from design through to layout and exhibition, we are able to see how a multi-dimensional project builds up – programmes, interfaces, images, systems – where the issues concerning inter-relationships and collaboration are generating new relationships between art, techniques and society. For although conventional conceptions of art are changing, this does not mean that “Net Art” – often described as “immaterial” - is leading to the disappearance of objects, since its effect, on the contrary, is to multiply the fragments of “artists’ work” that have the potential to become “works of art”.
The conference puts forward a typology of these works of art and an analysis of their “social career”, bringing into perspective the new patterns of circulation and the new tools and strategies employed to bring them to the public, whether as exhibitions or marketable commodities. By focusing on “works of art at work”, this conference provides an insight into both work on a work and the workings of a work.

See : http://www.cnrseditions.fr/Communication/6319-art-et-internet-jean-paul-fourmentraux.html

Listen : "Qu'est-ce qu'une oeuvre Net art ?"   -   France Culture  - Emission Place de la Toile du 28 novembre 2010
http://www.franceculture.com/emission-place-de-la-toile-qu-est-ce-qu-une-oeuvre-de-net-art-la-modelisation-des-imaginaires-2010-1

ART ET INTERNET

par JEAN-PAUL FOURMENTRAUX et ANNE ROQUIGNY

A l’occasion du 17ème Symposium International des Arts Electroniques - ISEA, l’Institut Français d’Istanbul propose deux conférences  qui seront données par deux spécialistes français.
Traduction simultanée.

Depuis le milieu des années 1990, Internet bouscule les formes de création et de diffusion de l’art contemporain. Dans le même temps, le travail artistique, plus collectif et interdisciplinaire, préfigure de nouveaux usages d’Internet. L’auteur d’Art et Internet (éd. CNRS), le sociologue Jean-Paul Fourmentraux évoquera les modalités d’émergence d’un monde de l’art centré sur Internet ainsi que l’institution de nouvelles conventions de travail et d’échange culturel.

WJ-SPOTS est un dispositif de conférences dans lequel des artistes, critiques, penseurs, inventeurs, chercheurs, commissaires artistiques et organisateurs d’événement commentent et analysent la manière dont les artistes investissent le réseau comme un espace de création. La commissaire nouvelle médias Anne Roquigny viendra présenter les différentes facettes du projet et la première publication papier WJ-SPOTS : L’histoire et le futur de la création artistique sur Internet, éditée par MCD.

Bio of the Presenter

Jean-Paul Fourmentraux

Jean-Paul Fourmentraux lives and works in Paris and Lille, France. He is a Professor at the University of Lille 3 and member of the Geriico Laboratory of Communication Sciences. He worked as Associate researcher at the Raymond Aron Centre for Sociology and Political studies (CNRS UMR 8082) in the Paris School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS). He now works on the pluridisciplinary research project PRACTICABLE: The Work of Art as Dispositif: Setting the Stage for Audience Participation with support from the French National Research Agency (ANR) (2009-2011). Fourmentraux’s interests and research projects include: the socio-economy of innovation and the Internet, the sociology of culture and artistic work. His last book, Art and Internet. New forms of creation, was published recently in a new edition, CNRS, Paris, France, 2010 ISBN: 2-271-06353-1.

Webpage: http://lodel.ehess.fr/cespra/document.php?id=1188