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corporations & advertising (like Space Invaders and Ad Mission), Andy Deck’s work surprises for its variety and coherence.

art, and the thought-provoking emerging social and cultural themes the central elements of his poetic stance.

Andy Deck’s projects have been presented at main international artist events, like Ars Electronica in Linz (1998), Net_Condition at the ZKM in Karlsruhe (1999) or the recent Web Biennal in Istanbul (2005 and 2010) just to cite the most important ones. Deck’s works have been shown at New York Short Film and Video Festival (1996), at Mac Classics (1997), at the Kentler International Drawing Space in New York (1998), at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz (1998), at the Machida City Graphics Arts Museum in Tokyo (1999), and in various exhibitions at the PS1-MoMA in New York, the MACBA in Barcelona and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (Art Entertainment Network, 2000). In 2006 some of Deck’s works were held at the HTTP Gallery in London, in his own dedicated space entitled: Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context.

In my opinion, these are the characteristics that make Andy Deck’s work terribly current and efficient, compared to what happens to most of his renowned colleagues who have got a bit lost in the past few years on the thousands of paths of life and the market. From online collaborative drawing projects (like Glyphiti , Collabirynth , Cogs, Cages, Clusters and Knots, Open Studio) to a series of aesthetical-political thoughts about decoding systems and units of measurement of digital images (Icontext , Screening Circle , Surge Cycle , Bardcode and the beautiful Lexicon), from artistic works against

Deck has also curated the online event Catchy Name: An Idiosyncratic Concept (2000) for Turbulence, and received commissions from Rhizome, from Tate Online as well as the Whitney Museum. In 2001 he was one of the founders of the eco-art collective Transnational Temps (winner of the second prize at Vida Life in 2001), which was then a part of

war (especially AntiWar404 and General Vision ) to thought-provoking projects about environmental and ecological themes (Aquanode , Ecoscope and the very useful portal Fix News), to those about being anti77

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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