RICHMOND, VA.- On Tuesday, March 15th, 2005, the University of Richmond Museums will host a panel discussion titled “Hypertemporality: A Discussion of Internet Art” to accompany the hypertemporality exhibition (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/museums/hypertemporality).
The panelists will be Whitney Museum of American Art curator Christiane Paul and hypertemporality artists Peter Baldes and Alexander Stewart. Nathan Altice, MLA '05 and co-curator of the exhibition will moderate the program, which will focus on several of the themes of the exhibition, including technological obsolescence, interactivity, narrative, and the aesthetics of Internet art.
Christiane Paul is the Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and the Director of Intelligent Agent, a service organization and information resource dedicated to digital art. She has written extensively on new media arts and is currently working with Victoria Vesna and Margot Lovejoy on a book about context and meaning in digital art (to be published by MIT Press). She teaches in the graduate computer graphics department at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has lectured internationally on art and technology. She is also responsible for Artport, the Whitney's online portal to Internet art.
Peter Baldes is an assistant professor of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, where he has been teaching electronic media for the past four years. He received his BFA from SUNY, Albany, and his MFA in Integrated Electronic Art from Alfred University, New York. His Internet work, ‘hypertemps’ is part of the exhibition.
Alexander Stewart is an animator, living and working in Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree with a double major in American Studies and Studio Art from the University of Richmond in 2003. He is currently finishing his graduate thesis work in the Art and Technology Studies program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His Internet work, ‘obsolete’ is part of the exhibition.
The panel will be held at the Cousins Studio Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts, from 7-9 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Computers will be available for viewing the exhibition before and after the discussion. The panel will be webcast live and available for viewing at exhibition website.