Michelle Kuo

Letter from Philip Leider to Matthew Baigell, October 30, 1967.

Letter from Philip Leider to Matthew Baigell, October 30, 1967.

A quote from Michelle Kuo‘s introduction to the September issue of Artforum, “Art’s New Media“:

“Today we still cringe at manufactured genres like “computer art,” even if art as we know it could barely exist without computers. Technophilia and technophobia alike pervade museums, galleries, and art-fair booths; the language of new media and social media—platform, network, algorithm, sharing—abounds in press releases and exhibition titles, slaking our thirst for 1960s-cum-1990s cyber-euphoria. At the same time, Leider’s doubt echoes in the distance, a critical reminder that art’s affair with media is always prone to historical amnesia, to lazy conflations of vastly different positions and practices, to abrupt shifts from the faddish embrace of progress to a pining for the obsolete. We are nostalgic; we want to move on.”

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