OS.XXI: Art's Digital Future

FEB 13, 2013 | 12:30 PM TO 2:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


February 13, 2013: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM




OS.XXI: Art's Digital Future
13 February 2013, Martin E. Segal Theatre

A panel discussion with Paul Chan (artist), Brian Droitcour (critic and curator), Lev Manovich (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Virginia Rutledge (art advisor and lawyer). Chaired and organized by Claire Bishop.

The art market still revolves around artefacts produced as one-offs or in limited editions, and which still bear the traces of the artist's hand - in the form of signatures, certificates of authentication, or customized DVD presentation boxes. At the same time, we increasingly consume art digitally - via search engines, online databases, gallery websites, our own photographic documentation, or on ubu.web. How is the digital revolution affecting the production and dissemination of art? What opportunitie does the internet afford a younger generation of curators, researchers and critics? And finally, are we at risk of making too much of the digital as a rupture - or can it be placed in continuity with earlier developments in reproductive technology, such as photography, film and video?