To celebrate Internet Week Europe, Crane.tv explores how the web is changing and influencing the world of art. We speak to six experts including James Davis – Program Manager at Google Art Project; New York based digital artists, Reed+Rader; Louise Shannon, Head of Contemporary Projects at the V&A; Shane Walter, co-founder of onedotzero; and digital designers Keiichi Matsuda and Nazareno to uncover how the digital shift is shaking up the art world. Galleries are moving online, platforms are popping up where you can buy digital art and with the rise of online pin boards and visual blogs, anyone can now curate their own individual online galleries. In Part One, we debate online art vs. art online, question the future role of galleries and discuss the internet as a creative platform for artists who no longer need to be classically trained.
Art in the Digital Age
With the Google Art Project, the largest online gallery, hosting 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries and digital artists like reed+rader ‘s animated GIF’s speaking to the fast-paced culture of contemporary image consumption, art has never been so accessible or dynamic. In Part Two, three digital artists and experts from Google, the V&A and onedotzero debate the pros and cons of patenting digital art in the age of open source, explore the idea of ‘ownership’ and look at what the future holds for digital art.
Art in the Digital Age – Part 2
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Image from Mandarin Gallery.