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Subject: Re: Whatever Happened to Net Art? Conference at Iaspis, 4-5 December 2009

To Whom it may concern. The Participants!
Fick i går för första gången höra  från säker källa,  att Olle Granath för några dagar sedan hade uttryckt att  80 delar av mitt media multikonstverk  från 1965, förutom att ha blivit stympat tidigare i olika avseenden, nu av Olle beskrevs som "beyond repair".  Alla de 80 diabilderna från 1964-65 har bleknat bort och kan inte visas längre.
(Hela bildmaterialet kan dock betraktas här: newstime2010 så en rekonstruktion vore inte särskilt svårt att få tillstånd) Det förutsätter givetvis att museets alla nödlögner måste sopas bort för gott.
Personalen på Moderna Museet har för länge sedan också bleknat bort och borde inte framträda för allmänheten längre. Trots allt ser jag det som en kulturgärning att vika ut dem på Internet.
Jag räknar dock med BUS ersättning för dessa 80 av MM fördärvade original konstverk. Det finns stor anledning till att upphöja Internet som en första klassens konst material och dokumentär ängel och räddare  i  och av vår tid.
Ture Sjölander - at Google
Canadian Architecture Centre 2009 - 2010
News 45 year later than What?
Blev Dr. Daniel Solander mördad i London och Carolus Linneus Jr. strax därefter: www.nationalday.homestead.com/

Subject: VB: Whatever Happened to Net Art? Conference at Iaspis, 4-5 December 2009

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Whatever Happened to Net Art?

A conference jointly organized by Södertörn University & Iaspis

Date: Friday & Saturday 4-5 December, 2009
Time: Friday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am -5 pm
Place: The Project Room, Iaspis, Konstnärsnämnden, Maria skolgata 83, 2 tr

Admittance is free of charge. In English

To register, please email: netart@iaspis.se (please state “netart”)

Not long ago, Internet art was the latest thing. Today it seems historical, along with postmodernism and “New Media”. Until its peak in the mid 1990’s, Internet art had a scent of the future. It was invested – symbolically and economically – with the capacity to signify and even prefigure a glorious global future for all.

But what is the situation today? Has net art metamorphosed into something else? How do we see it in relation to the contemporary art world? Has net art become a part of contemporary art or is it a sub-sector of its own?

A decade after what could be seen as its dispersion and with the fate of web 2.0, it is highly relevant to look at what net art was and is by linking it to its appearance in various art venues, to its historiography, to advanced media technology, conditions of social and economic infrastructure, and, not the least, to the rapid extension of the Internet itself.

While the conference is occasioned by an on-going research project, the intention with this conference is to assess the situation today, and to discuss ways of dealing with interactive net-based art in the years to come. This two-day set up will mix artists´ presentations with scholarly papers and a general discussion peopled by renowned experts, curators and artists from different parts of Europe and the United States.

Artistic interventions by Magnus Liistamo and - Innen. Graphic design by Hjärta Smärta.

Participants include:

Rachel Baker, artist and web developer, media Arts Officer for the Arts Council of England

Ruth Catlow, co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield.org, and HTTP Gallery in London

Josephine Bosma, writer and critic, lives and works in Amsterdam

Mindaugas Gapševičius, artist and co-initiator of the first Lithuanian new media art platform o-o

Jennifer Gonzáles, Associate Prof., History of Art and Visual Culture, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

Karin Hansson & Åsa Andersson Broms, artists, founders of the Association for Temporary Art [a:t]

Anna Kindvall, artist and curator, Malmö, co-founder of the Electrohype biennial

Alexei Shulgin, artist, musician, online curator, London, Moscow, Helsinki. Founder of Moscow-WWW-Art-Lab

Goldin+Senneby, artists, founders of the island The Port (Second Life with Tor Lindstrand 2004)

Wolfgang Staehle, media artist, founder of the online forum The Thing in 1991

Julian Stallabrass, curator, author of Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce, 2003

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, artists, co-founders of Vilma/Vilnius interdisciplinary Lab for Media Art in 2000

Organisation: Charlotte Bydler, PhD, Södertörn University; Dan Karlholm, Professor, Södertörn University; Håkan Nilsson, Associate Professor, Södertörn University; Suzi Ersahin, Program Coordinator, Iaspis; Jonatan Habib Engqvist Project Manager, Iaspis;

Cecilia Widenheim, Director, Iaspis

For more information please contact Iaspis project manager Jonatan Habib Engqvist: jhe@iaspis.se

The research project at Södertörn University, “Art (without) Spaces: Identities of Internet Art in Germany, Lithuania, and Sweden”, includes three case studies by Professor Dan Karlholm, PhD Charlotte Bydler and Associate Professor Håkan Nilsson. It is funded by Östersjöstiftelsen (The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies)

Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists

Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor
118 53 Stockholm