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Archive 2020: Whitney Artport


Whitney Artport van het Whitney Museum

— ​A website designed as a portal to Internet art worldwide, and as an online gallery space for new and specially commissioned net and digital art.

Whitney Artport

The Whitney Museum's artport, is a website designed as a portal to Internet art worldwide, and as an online gallery space for new and specially commissioned net and digital art, launched on March 1, 2001. The site provides both a comprehensive resource of net art and access to original art works created specifically for the site and commissioned by the Whitney.

The site consists of five major areas:

  • The "gatepage" archive collects the splash pages created by artists who were invited on a monthly basis from March 2001 - February 2006 to make a small artwork as a gateway the artport site. The gatepages contain links to the respective artist's site and most important projects, so that the gatepage archive functions as a database of net art projects created since the beginning of Web-based art.
  • A "commissions" section, which provides access to artworks commissioned by the Whitney for the artport site.
  • An "exhibition" section, where current net art / digital arts exhibitions are accessible and past exhibitions, such as the Whitney Biennial Internet art projects, are archived.
  • A "resources" archive with links to new media organizations and virtual galleries on the Web, net art exhibitions worldwide, festivals, as well as net art publications on the Web. This archive is continually evolving as new organizations and resources are being added.
  • A "collection" area, which archives the works of net art and digital art in the Whitney Museum's holdings.

Biography Christiane Paul
Christiane Paul is the Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the director of Intelligent Agent, a service organization dedicated to digital art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. An expanded new edition of her book Digital Art (Thames& Hudson, UK, 2003) was published in spring 2008 and her edited anthology New Media in the White Cube and Beyond - Curatorial Models for Digital Art was published by UC Press in December 2008.

She teaches in the MFA computer arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been a Visiting Prof. at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Center of New Media at the University of California at Berkeley. At the Whitney Museum, she curated the shows "Profiling" (2007) and “Data Dynamics” (2001); the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial; the online exhibition "CODeDOC" (2002) for artport, the Whitney Museum’s online portal to Internet art for which she is responsible; as well as "Follow Through" by Scott Paterson and Jennifer Crowe (2005).
Other curatorial work includes "Scalable Relations" (Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA; gallery@CalIT2, San Diego, CA; CN(S)I, University of California Los Angeles; MAT University of California Santa Barbara, 2008-09); "SOS 4.8" (Murcia, Spain, 2008), "Feedback" (Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Asturias, Spain, 2007); "Second Natures" (Eli & Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, LA, 2006); the blackbox at ARCO art fair, Madrid (2006); "The Passage of Mirage" (Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2004); "Evident Traces" (Ciberarts Festival Bilbao, 2004); "eVolution -- the art of living systems" (Art Interactive, Boston, 2004); "CODeDOC II" (Ars Electronica, 2003); the New York Digital Salon's 10th anniversary exhibition (NYC, 2003); “Mapping Transitions” at the University of Boulder, Colorado (2002); "Re-Media" (Fotofest, Houston, Texas, 2002); and a net art selection for “Evo1” (Gallery L, Moscow, October 2001).

Christiane Paul has participated in numerous panels on new media and presented at conferences worldwide. Her speaking engagements included Ars Electronica, Linz Austria (2008); ACLA, Long Beach, CA (2008); Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2007); MuMoK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria (2007); Columbia College, Chicago (2007); Interface Culture Lab, Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria (2007); Tate, London (2003 /2005); the LA County Museum of Art (2005); ZKM (Center for Culture and Media), Karlsruhe, Germany (2004); ARCO Expert Forum 2004, 2005, 2006, Madrid, Spain; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2004); the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain (2003); the Boston Cyberarts Festival; the Royal Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark; the Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden; the annual College Art Association conference (New York); the International Summit on Multimedia and the Internet (Abu Dhabi,UAE); invenção thinking the next millennium (São Paulo,Brazil); consciousness reframed 2 (CAiiA, Wales, Newport, UK); and the Governor’s Conference on the Arts (San Francisco).

Whitney Airport is a case study that is presented at Archive 2020.



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