[NetBehaviour] Book launch: Nettitudes, Let’s Talk Net Art, by Jospehine Bosma.
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Fri Apr 8 11:16:13 CEST 2011
Josephine Bosma’s, Nettitudes, Let’s Talk Net Art will be launched 14th
of April at De Balie in Amsterdam at 20:30 hrs.
After more than two decades of the Internet it is time for a thorough
evaluation of art in this continuously growing and unpredictable
environment. During the book presentation of ‘Nettitudes – Let’s Talk
Net Art’ of writer and critic Josephine Bosma serious reflections on the
present state of net art will be alternated with a festive celebration
of the realization of this book. We will do this with the critics Sarah
Cook and Arie Altena, and a performance by the artist Peter Luining.
Nettitudes is published by the Institute for Network Cultures and Nai
Publishers. With also the author Josephine Bosma and Geert Lovink,
initiator of the INC book series.
About the book:
During the 1990s, net art burst onto the scene as a radical reflection
on the role of technology in contemporary art. In Nettitudes, Dutch art
critic Josephine Bosma catalogues the tumultuous history of art as it
became situated in the material dimensions of the Internet, from the
spectacular interventions of the first decade to today’s dispersed
practices, including online acoustics, poetry and archiving.
Never the darling of the media art institutions and ignored by many
curators and critics since its emergence, net art still persists as a
‘non-movement’, residing in the cracks of contemporary media culture.
Nettitudes provides an analytical foundation and an insider’s view on
net art’s many expressions as it grapples with the aesthetic, conceptual
and social issues of our times.
Design: Studio Léon & Loes, Paperback, 272 pages, 14 x 21 cm,
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-800-0, € 23.50. In association with
the NAi Publishers, available from April 2011.
About the author:
Josephine Bosma is an Amsterdam-based journalist and critic who has
commented on the fields of art and new media since 1993. One of the
first to probe into and engage with the domain of net art, her
pioneering work is published internationally in books, periodicals and
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