Monday, September 7, 2009
Critical Strategies in Art and Media
Critical Strategies in Art and Media: Perspectives of New Cultural Practices
Thursday, 10 September 2009
1:00pm to 7:00pm
11 E. 52nd St. New York, NY
Below is the information for a free conference at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, on Thursday September 10th, 2009. Consortium members are encouraged to attend, as we will be organizing a discussion related to this topic in January 2010.
Beyond the obsolete models of artist or author as genius and their fetish objects, what collective and collaborative practices are inventing new terrains and flows?
As information and communication technologies saturate our world, how is art giving way to new forms of cultural symbolic manipulation?
Can we identify new models to replace the auteur and the artwork? If so, where do they come from and what might that say about the future of critical practices?
What new kinds of "virtual" spaces are opening up for cultural practice in electronic media? As "old media" begin to collapse under the pressures of the virtual, what new media can we find?
How are didactic illustration and channeled dissidence giving way to new forms of surprise and intensity?
What strategies elude the creative industries' seemingly infinite appetite for things radical? Are there any strategies that can elude being reduced to styles in the service of sales, or are critical practices doomed to play cat and mouse with the forces of consumerism?
A World-Information Institute event in cooperation with Ludwig Boltzmann Institute/Media.Art.Research and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACF NY)
Publication: "Critical Strategies in Art and Media", Autonomedia 2010