Notes on the New Wave of Net Art

For the art world, last wave of net art died as "post-internet art" in the mid-aughts & has laid dead, largely killed by an oppressive wave of woke politics on art, a censorious entryism inherently intolerant of the actual internet's anarchist heart.

"Bloody Amalia Ulman", Charlotte Fang (2021)
"Bloody Amalia Ulman", Charlotte Fang (2021)

While the art world banned itself from the upstream of all contemporary culture, a new generation of truly online outsider artists (& insider artists covertly anon) came-of-age in era where the Wired has already swallowed the Real, with hyperreality taken prominence over reality.

Thousands now spend their lives online actively developing elaborate experimental practices, a hundred petite avant-garde's in the heavily accelerated cultural space of the web, a mass movement of extremely creative artmaking—with the dreadfully boring art world totally oblivious.

Art died when it killed net art, but net art never died. The pendulum always swings back; it just takes one dedicated group or a few inspired individuals to light up a percolating zeitgeist and blow open the floodgates on any major cultural shift.

We're here to try.

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