theatricality and the media in michael fried’s “art and objecthood”

This essay recalls Michael Fried’s theoretical framework of his essay “Art and Objecthood” (1967) and discusses the usefullness of his category of theatricality for the understanding of new art forms.

The emergence of a number of new art forms in the course of the development and spreading of digital media – e.g. interactive art, netart, immersive environments – has once more challenged our ideas about the perception of art. The variety of new forms makes it difficult to give an Continue reading