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Andrej Tisma - Novi Sad based, art, art criticism and curating, Yugoslavia
Andy Deck - New York City based, net art, USA
Site Description:
brings the exhilaration of realpolitik to the average consumer. For the first time, PLAYOUT GAME PORN WAR PORTAL offers enticing products and services formerly available only to violence professionals.
Bio: Site Creators:
Andy Deck Born: 1968
Lives: New York City, USA
URL: http://www.artcontext.com

Andy Deck works on the development of collaborative process in the context of art and connectivity. Pre-empting regular programming, leveraging accidental freedoms, he attempts to demonstrate alternatives for Internet interactivity and interface design. Deck has made art software since 1990, initially using it to produce short films. Since 1994, he has worked with the Web using the sites artcontext.com and andyland.net.

He makes public art for the Internet that resists generic categorization: collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines, problematic interfaces, informative art. Similarly his printed calendar, which he began making as a child, resembles an artist's book or comic book. Increasingly, this annual publication integrates essays and projects available via the Internet.

An avid critic of corporate culture and militarism, Deck's hybrid news-art projects have addressed a variety of issues that are regularly misrepresented in the mass media. In the interest of preserving this available alternative media, and sensing the drift of the Internet toward a marketing and entertainment medium, he has allied himself with open source software developers, optimizing his work for use with the Linux operating system, and publishing source code for much of his software.

He has taught at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Sarah Lawrence College, and New York University. Currently he teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

RECENT ART ACTIVITY:
2001 Art Futura (Contemporary Culture Center, Barcelona)
2001 Animations (PS1-MoMA, NYC)
2001 Splash Page (Artport of the Whitney Museum, NYC)
2001 Net Ephemera (Moving Image Gallery, NYC)
2000 Dystopia + Identity (Tribes Gallery, NYC)
2000 Personal Cinema (Thessaloniki, Greece)
2000 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
2000 Ideogram II (Moving Image Gallery, New York)
2000 FILE (Museum of Image and Sound, So Paulo, Brazil)
2000 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
2000 Reel New York (WNET website, New York)
2000 Featured artist at Turbulence.org (New York)
2000 Art Entertainment Network (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)
1999 Art on the Net (Machida City Museum, Tokyo)
1999 Net Condition (ZKM, Karlsruhe)
1999 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
1999 War Bulletin Board (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC)
1999 Graffic Jam (Thing.net, NYC)
1998 Prix Ars Electronica (Lintz, Austria)
1998 Kentler International Drawing Space (NYC)
1998 Art By Numbers (Walt Whitman Cultural Center, NJ)
1997 Mac Classics (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC)
1996 New York Short Film and Video Festival

EDUCATION:

Post-diplôme Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1996
MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1993
BA, BFA English Literature, Painting, University of Michigan, 1990


 
ANDREJ TISMA is Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) based artist, art critic and curator. Since the early '70s mail-artist and networker. Founder of The Institute for the Spreading of Love (1991) and Embargo Art campaign (1992). Since 1997 Internet artist and activist.
 
HOMEPAGE: http://aaart.tripod.com/
 
Andrej Tisma was born 1952 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
 
In his web.art work Tisma is using images found in information media and existing web sites, combining and transforming them into socially and politically engaged works of art.

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