Josephine Bosma - Nettitudes: Let’s Talk Net Art
Never the darling of the media art institutions and ignored by many curators and critics since its emergence, net art still persists as a ‘non-movement’, residing in the cracks of contemporary media culture. Nettitudes provides an analytical foundation and an insider’s view on net art’s many expressions as it grapples with the aesthetic, conceptual and social issues of our times.
Net art is art based on Internet cultures, which revolve around technology, games, social networks, commerce and politics. A well-known exponent of this artistic trend is Jodi (the Dutch-Belgian artist duo Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans). The artist Peter Luining and the Internet personality Mouchette.org also enjoy international renown.
Josephine Bosma is an Amsterdam-based journalist and critic who has commented on the fields of art and new media since 1993 and was one of the first to probe into and engage with the domain of net art.