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Andy Deck And The Net Art: The Licence To Be An Artist Marco Mancuso

mostly Artcontext.net. Wittingly mixing the typical domains of net art, critical thought, collaborative processes, activist inclinations, the use of code, aesthetic detournement, defamiliarization of the medium and interactivity, halfway through the ’90′s Andy Deck developed what he himself defined as: “public art projects”. Where the public space activated by the artist is not the physical urban

Andy C. Deck, net artist and pioneer of conceptual art on the net, has been active for more than a decade and is not a character that needs a lot of introduction. A New Yorker, Andy Deck got his degree in English Literature at the University of Michigan, studied in Paris at the “École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs” and in 1993 he obtained his MFA in Computer Art at the “School of Visual Art” in New York, where he is now a professor, as well as teaching New Media & Theory at the Sarah Lawrence Arts College in New York and at New York University.

context where we live (on which Lettrism, Situationism, Public Art, Street Theatre and more concentrated on in the past century), but the virtual space of the Internet. Staying true to the idea of developing artistic projects that can activate a dialogue between art and political and social activism, for many years Andy Deck has focused his attention on the main themes of collective interest that are highly mediatised: from consumerism to pacifism, to environmentalism to contemporary man’s passivity toward means of mass communication. Never dull, supported by a deep irony that is

Andy Deck’s rich and prolific artistic activity is manifested in all his exuberance surfing those web platforms that now function as an archive of his work: Andyland.net and

typically Yankee, Andy Deck makes the active participation of the public, his responsibility toward his work of 76

DIGIMAG 52 - MARCH 2010  

Digimag was one of the most important international magazines focused on the impact of media technologies on art, design and contemporary cu...

DIGIMAG 52 - MARCH 2010  

Digimag was one of the most important international magazines focused on the impact of media technologies on art, design and contemporary cu...

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