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Art and Internet
New forms of creation

Jean-Paul Fourmentraux
Preface by Antoine Hennion

CNRS Communication
ISBN :  2-271-06353-1
Prix :  20 Euros, 27 $US
2005 - 15,5 x 24 - 224 p

FRANCE : CNRS C9ditions - 15 rue Malebranche 75005 Paris - (33) 1 53 10
27 00 - cnrseditions {AT} cnrseditions.fr

CANADA : DPLU/UBSS Bureau 112, 5165 rue Sherbrooke Ouest - Montreal, H4A
1T6 - (514) 484 -3940 - dplu {AT} dplu.qc.ca

	Since the mid 1990s, the Internet has brought profound changes 
in the creation and circulation of the contemporary arts. During this
'artistic creation' of a more collective and interdisciplinary nature
began to foreshadow future uses of the Internet. This book analyses the
dynamics and tensions arising from the linking of technological
research and artistic innovation, examining the emergence of an arts
world that centred 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, dispositivs 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 author 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 book 
provides an insight into both work on a work of art and the workings of a
of art.
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