Past Present


Light and Dark Networks, Ursula Endlicher, 2011

Dont’t bother reading this post. Just head over to Artport and take a look around.

“Artport is the Whitney Museum’s portal to Internet art and an online gallery space for commissions of net art and new media art. Originally launched in 2002, Artport provides access to original art works commissioned specifically for artport by the Whitney; documentation of net art and new media art exhibitions at the Whitney; and new media art in the Museum’s collection.”

Artport is a great collection and, considering the age of some of the pieces in it, it’s great that much of it is still able to run. But it’s an incomplete collection — a work-in-progress — and the Whitney continues to conserve and integrate works from their collection. A reminder that technology changes, and the challenges of collecting such works.

There are also two new items. The recently commissioned Sunrise/Sunset. And the newly updated for the iPad/iPhone CODeDOC.

The full list of their past exhibitions is on the previous Artport website. It’s definitely worth exploring. And a new view into some past internet art.

Axis, Golan Levin, 2002
Voyeur_Web, Tina LaPorta, 2001
The Battle of Algiers, Marc Lafia and Fang-Yu Lin, 2006

(Via @reas)