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          Whitney Museum of American art with wonderful Arts webpages

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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 21:54:45 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <>
Subject: Whitney Museum of American art with wonderful Arts webpages

Greetings Nettimers Lists,

No events on the Net, can escape my cyberexplorations. Keeping sharp eyes
like Adler - The events on the net are taking place at such a high
speed..that people or researchers cannot be expected to cope with the
Volume. That is where a Net Messenger is needed....

Hi, I would like to forward some 'excerpts' from a recent article, that is
published on WIRED I also tried to collect some important
link as references related to the Arts and Museums via WIRED article, why
it's important?, Because it points to other colossal and timely net arts
and museum pages as links..and the article also have a link to the site,
of Prof. Ken Goldberg, created this year at University of California, the most wonderful and promising interactive net-art --one is
of Prof. Ken Goldberg, famous Conceptual artist, philosopher and
scientist.."OUIJA 2000: Contacting the Spiritual World at:

Others are....[Recommended sites]
Darcey Steinke's magnificent arts at
<> [The Novels of Darcey
Steinke in the digital form can also be seen here..]

Net Art, "GRAMMATRON" webpage at <> GRAMMATRON
is trying to focus the ideas of spirituality in the electronic age..a big

Whitney Museum of American Art: Whitney Biennial: 2000 Biennial Exhibition
opens March 23, 2000 at: <>

Art Museum Network at <>

Art Museum Image Consortium at <> -in
enabling educational access to Museum Multimedia Documentation..

--Some excerpts from the article "Whitney Speaks: It Is Art"--

For the first time since 1975, the Whitney Museum of American Art is
including a new art form -- the Internet -- in its prestigious
Biennial exhibition. 

It's been 25 years since another new media form -- video -- was
curated into the show, which is considered a barometer of what's
currently hot in the art world. 

This year's Biennial marks the first major American survey of
contemporary art to feature current developments in Internet art. It
opens Thursday and runs through June 4. 

"Internet art has reached a critical stage where a significant number
of artists are producing works for this new medium," said Maxwell L.
Anderson, director of the Whitney. "An impressive number of really
exciting works have been made, and a substantial critical dialogue has
developed that is slowly but surely drawing in mainstream art
historians and theorists. As of 2000, Internet art can no longer be
ignored as a legitimate art form." 

Mark Amerika's Grammatron, created in 1997, and Darcy Steinke's
Blindspot, created in 1999, represent hypertext fiction. Both are
nonlinear narratives that attempt to create "environments" for the
reader to experience using multimedia. The imaginitive Grammatron
plot, if you can call it that, centers around a character with the
split personality of an "info-shaman" and a sexless digital creature.
Blindspot features a mysterious text and moody images, and utilizes
frames to introduce 19 shorter sub-stories.  

***** (five stars) Most Important *****
Ken Goldberg's Ouija 2000, created this year, and the collective
Fakeshop's self-titled site, created from 1997-present, both
incorporate live action -- in very different ways. 

The playful, interactive Ouija 2000 allows visitors to the site to
control the planchette of a real Ouija board via remote, by moving
their computer's mouse, while watching a live feed of the board
onscreen. Fakeshop presents recorded images, amidst innovative graphic
design, from live performances of the artists who make up the
collective, and a live event is scheduled to take place during the
course of the Biennial. 

Part documentary and part multimedia poem, Annette Weintraub's 1999
website Sampling Broadway features video shots of New York's
well-known thoroughfare. Panoramic shots of pedestrians amidst
skyscrapers are accompanied with comparisons of Manhattan to Pompeii
or lines such as "the looming boxes deliberately block out the sky"
streaming across the screen. 

Organized by a national team of six curators -- Michael Auping of the
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Valerie Cassel of the Art Institute
of Chicago, Hugh M. Davies of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San
Diego, Jane Farver of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT, Lawrence R.
Rinder of the California College of Arts and Crafts, and independent
curator Andrea Miller-Keller -- this year's Biennial is the 70th in
the series of Annuals and Biennials inaugurated by the museum's
founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in 1932. 

The nine Internet artists are among 97 artists chosen for the
exhibition. More traditional media such as painting, sculpture,
installation, and photography will be shown, as well as film and

"Artists have always worked in the vanguard of technical developments,
experimenting with photography, film, and video at their inceptions,"
said Anderson. "And the same is true for the Internet."  

The article in full can be read at:
Sincerely yours
Arun Tripathi

         The Herbert Marshall McLuhan Foundation
Owner: George Sanderson       Moderator: Peter Montgomery

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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 21:56:56 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <>

Greetings media artists, net artists and net culturalists at NETTIME-L,

((Hi..following titles are about newly released books in art, film, and is about "Ghost in the Shell" and other is about
"Suspensions of Perception" and the last is talking about "Talking
Visions" --magnificent collections at MIT. Please visit the MIT Press site
at: <> to know more about the publications..Thank most sincere thanks and courtesy to Jud Wolfskill. --Arun))

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 20:37:38 GMT
From: "Art, Photo and Film Editorial" <>

This message is one of a series of periodic mailings about newly released
books in art, film, and photography.  You have received this mailing
because you have either purchased a book or added yourself to the mailing

Follow the URLs below to our catalog for contents, abstracts, and ordering

"Ghost in the Shell"
Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
Robert A. Sobieszek

"Ghost in the Shell" takes as its premise the idea that the outer person
is a reflection of the inner. Tracing the modern photographic portrait
over the past 150 years, the book reveals the many ways the photographic
arts have investigated, represented, interpreted, and subverted the human
face and, consequently, the human spirit. 
11 x 11, 336 pp., 240 illus., 90 color
paper ISBN 0-262-69228-7, cloth ISBN 0-262-19425-2

Suspensions of Perception
Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture
Jonathan Crary

Suspensions of Perception is a historical study of human attention and
its volatile role in modern Western culture. It argues that the ways in
which we intently look at or listen to anything result from crucial
changes in the nature of perception that can be traced back to the second
half of the nineteenth century.
7 x 9, 340 pp., 86 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-03265-1
An October Book

Talking Visions
Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age
Ella Shohat, editor

This multivoiced collection of essays and images presents the
perspectives of activists, scholars, artists, and curators from a broad
range of constituencies. Challenging traditional disciplinary and
cultural boundaries, the book moves beyond any unified feminist
historical narrative to present a "relational" feminism of diverse
communities, affiliations, and practices. 
7 x 9, 566 pp., 66 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-19426-0

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