By Salomon Ruiz
Response to “Web Work: A History of Net Art” by Rachel Greene
Rachel Greene explains in this article how the art on the Internet or “net.art” became very important. Artists found on the web a great medium to create art that could be easily accessible and where they could collaborate easily. Many artists started to use the Internet to present art that was not only entertaining but that most of the time was meaningful. For instance, some artists published artwork supporting cyberfeminism. Then it started to become more and more popular among artists and among people as well, that even museums such as The Whitney Museum or the San Francisco MOMA recognized this kind or art living on the web. Nowadays, art existing on the Internet is even economically profitable, that many artists prefer this medium to create their work. A big advantage of this kind of art, I would say, is that you do not even need to go to a museum in order to be exposed to art, just one click and you can discover really interesting artworks with a great purpose behind.
However, Rachel Greene also mentions about how there is a lot of meaningless content on the web. Because the web is free anyone can publish any kind of content, therefore we need to draw a line between what can be considered as art and what can not. Otherwise art could be devalorized.