ART iT Relaunches


August 5, 2010

The online art publication ART iT is pleased to announce its relaunch with a new design and format.

ART iT was founded as Japan’s only bilingual contemporary art periodical in 2003, and moved to an exclusively online platform in 2009. The relaunched ART iT website will take this evolution further to rethink the nature of online media. Rather than focusing on constantly updated information, ART iT will feature in-depth, articulated ideas about contemporary art and culture.

Unfolding over the course of a month, each themed issue will include long-form artist interviews and essays by leading Japanese and international artists, curators and cultural critics. Additionally, the website will continue to host a social networking community of art professionals and enthusiasts. No subscription fees required to access online content or for community membership.

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August 2010: CINEMA

If not exactly dead, cinema is certainly not what it once was. Images move differently now – primarily through digital media – and as Hollywood producers and distributors are all too aware, the habitus of cinema increasingly resembles an artifact from a past age. Or rather, it suggests a way of relating to ideas in time and space that is still inscribed in the medium of film, but no longer an essential part of its reception. While the industry itself will undoubtedly continue into the foreseeable future, to look at cinema today is to confront a reflection of how the dimensions of social engagement have changed over the past century.

Over the next month, the August 2010 issue of ART iT further develops this train of thought by addressing the theme CINEMA. Featuring artists including Ming Wong, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Shinro Ohtake and Sean Snyder, and essays by Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Olga Bryukovetska, Hu Fang, Trond Lundemo, Aveek Sen and Adele Tan.