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Changing Crossroads: An interplay between art, artdiscourses and mediatechnologies in the art of Peter Hagdahl as construed in the art critique in Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet. A historical perspective
Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK)..
2002 (English)In: Media Research in progress: JMK Conference Contributions 2002, Stockholm, 2002, Vol. 1, 168-183 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this paper has been to examine the development of an aesthetical discourse: the art discourse and the dialectic between it and the technological development. In order to do so I have chosen to through discourse analyses analyse art reviews from two daily newspapers. My hypothesis was that there is a difference to be found between the early and the later work of arts within this field where the majority of the early artworks will show a noticeable interest for technological aspects such as the possibility of interactivity and the latter are to be more involved with questions concerning ideological issues. One may be able to talk in terms of a change from materiality to an increased interest in ideology. The theoretical framework of the study has included concepts such as remediation, immediacy, hypermediacy and the second media age. Concepts belonging to theories which all deal with new media. My purpose has been to try and adapt the same concepts to articles dealing with new media, one migth call it that I have tried to use them on a meta level.Since this paper is the result of a case study it means that it should also be regarded as such, that is rather as an attempt to identify tendencies than as a completed study. But although the material used for this study is far too small to be able to say something for sure, I have tried to show that – even though the tendency is everything but clear – the later articles are the ones with a more reflexive and philosophical approach towards new media. Which also could be understood as they are closer to what Poster describes as the second media age.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, 2002. Vol. 1, 168-183 p.
, Stockholm media studies, 1651-9701
Keyword [en]
art criticism, newspaper, new media, digital art, art and technology, Peter Hagdahl, 21st century, Sweden
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254781ISBN: ISBN 91-88354-27-xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254781DiVA: diva2:819634
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