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April 11, 2007

Christiane Paul



[Image: one of various projects from Software Structures by Casey Reas] a minima / newmediaFIX Feature on Christiane Paul ::

artport, a website designed as a main portal to Internet art worldwide, and as an online gallery space for new and specially commissioned net and digital art was launched by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York 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. artport consists of five areas:

A gatepage section that archives the splash pages created by artists who are invited on a monthly basis 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. 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 that archives the works of net art and digital art in the Whitney Museum’s holdings, such as Douglas Davis’ The World’s First Collaborative Sentence, the first work of Internet art acquired by the Whitney Museum in 1995. A commissions section, which provides access to artworks commissioned by the Whitney specifically for the artport site. More >>

Posted by jo at April 11, 2007 11:49 AM