As social, locative, and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, this volume interrogates how this phenomenon impacts art practice and politics. Contributors bring together the worlds of art and media culture to rethink their intersections in light of participatory social media. By focusing upon the Asia-Pacific region, they seek to examine how regionalism and locality affect global circuits of culture. The book also offers a set of theoretical frameworks and methodological paradigms for thinking about contemporary art practice more generally.
Table of Contents
1. Intimate Publics: The Place of Art and Media Cultures in the Asia-Pacific Region Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King, and Mami Kataoka Part 1: Reconceptualizing the Region 2. Mega-Exhibitions, New Publics and Asian Art Biennials Anthony Gardner and Charles Green 3. Dots in the Domain: The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Russell Storer 4. Beyond Institutional Thinking Elaine W. Ng 5. Making Do: The Making of the Art and Digital Media in Southeast Asia Gridthiya Gaweewong 6.On Platform Seoul: The New Mode of Curating Sunjung Kim Part 2: When Art and New Media Collide 7. Red Tape and Digital Talismans: Shaping Knowledge Beneath Surveillance Zoe Butt 8. Screen Ecologies: A Discussion of Art, Screen Cultures and the Environment in the Region Larissa Hjorth, Kristen Sharp, and Linda Williams 9. Intimacy and Distance with the Public Mami Kataoka 10. Regional Standardization: MPEG and Intercultural Transmission Sean Cubitt 11. Playstations: On Being Curated and other Geo-Ethnographies Weng Choy Lee and Larissa Hjorth Part 3: Vernacular, Media Practice and Social Politics 12. Public Screens and Participatory Public Space Nikos Paspastergiadis, Scott McQuire, Amelia Barkin, and Audrey Yue 13. Mediating the Metropolis: New Media Art as a Laboratory for Urban Ecology in Indonesia Edwin Jurriens 14. The Virtual Extimacies of Cao Fei Justin Clemens 15. The Conjugations of Remix, or, as Kurt Vonnegut might say, Being Spastic in Time Darren Tofts 16. Towards Utopia: A Pan-Asian Incubator Natalie King, Yusaku Imamura, Sunjung Kim, Tan Boon Hui, and Deeksha Nath 17. Conclusion: Beyond the Intimate? The Place of the Public in the Region Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King, and Mami Kataoka
Larissa Hjorth is Professor in the Games Programs, School of Media & Communication, RMIT University, Australia.
Natalie King is Director of Utopia at Asialink, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Mami Kataoka is chief curator at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan