Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
Keywords: art, screen, contemporary art, World network the Internet, net-art
Abstract. The article investigates the practical aspects of the influence of the worldwide Internet network on artistic processes in modern society. Within the framework of research of modern interpretations and meanings of the screen space it is necessary to find out whether the World Wide Web space can be a valid background for displaying contemporary artistic processes.
During the study, it was found that virtually the interaction of the Internet and art on the modern stage can be manifested in the following forms:
‒ The Internet is a platform for visualizing on-screen modern art projects, including those that can exist exclusively in the net;
‒ The Internet is a powerful source of information for creative artistic ideas; it introduces already-known classical works to a wide audience but and gives a powerful impetus to new genres of art.
A person in the space of the World Wide Web can perform in several roles — the seeker, the consumer and the creator. Thus, it has been determined and argued that the influence of the Internet network on art is multifaceted and ambiguous — it can have both positive and negative colour. Despite all its advantages, the Internet at the same time can be one of the reasons for the depreciation of traditional art.
Maryna Mishchenko, Ph.D. in Law, Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
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Published: November 22, 2018.
Section: APPLIED CULTURAL STUDIES AND CULTURAL PRACTICES.