November 29, 2016 – Christiane Paul and Nora Khan—recipients of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art—discussed current issues in digital art with Ian Cheng and Clement Valla, two artists on whose work they have written. Paul, Khan, and the artists talked about topics explored in their respective writings and projects, with a focus on the ways in which networked technologies and computation shape and place productive pressure on creative expression. They also discussed challenges inherent in writing about digital art, and addressed the ways in which both artists would like to see their work—and digital practices as a whole—represented and analyzed in arts publications. The discussion was moderated by Brian Droitcour, Associate Editor and Online Editor at Art in America.
Christiane Paul is Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Media Studies at The New School.
Nora Khan is a writer and editor, and currently a contributing editor for Rhizome and a 2016 Eyebeam resident.
Clement Valla is a Brooklyn-based artist and Assistant Professor at RISD.
Ian Cheng is a New York-based artist.
Moderated by Brian Droitcour, associate editor and online editor, Art in America.