Topic: The Electronic Era and Postmodernism
Read: The Electronic Era and Postmodernism by Margot Lovejoy
Postmodernism Goals for reading reflection: How dada, surrealism and fluxus lead the way into postmodernism. Shift to conceptual interests. Dematerialization and conceptual art. Video, kinetic, and performance art. Collaboration between artists and scientists. Lack of critique of technology. The Art and Technology exhibition and three categories of work shown. Photography and Walter Benjamin’s notion of authentic aura. Feminism. Postmodern characteristics. Channel surfing leads to web surfing. Mediated reality (this is a central theme of this course). Increased public interaction with art. Collectives of artists and collaboration and Group Material. Use of popular media and the art world.
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