Title

Meditations on Medium

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Abstract

Medium is one of those words with staying power. It’s an unresolved and fluid word that has persisted through various art movements for centuries, all the while perpetuating discussion and confusion. Medium is one of those ever-mutating viruses of art-world semantics. It is familiar and seemingly easy to use, but ask enough people what it means and tomes of discourse will emerge. Does medium mean material—or the effect of the material? Is the medium really the message?

Comments

This article was originally published in X-tra, volume 7, issue 7, in Spring 2005.

Copyright

X-tra