Presentation of "Montevideo/Time Based Arts", Bart Rutten
Bart Rutten (1972) studied art and cultural history at the University of Utrecht and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA). Since 1997 he has been working for the Netherlands Media Art Institute, MonteVideo/TBA. In 2002 he became a member of the staff and is now responsible for the presentation section (exhibitions, distribution and collections) at the institute. As lecturer he has worked for the University of Utrecht (history of video art) and is currently working for the Royal Art Academy in The Hague. Rutten also publishes frequently in Dutch periodicals on film and contemporary art. "The Magnetic Era, video art in the Netherlands 1970 - 1985" (Nai publishers), an anthology about early Dutch video art, was published earlier this year. Rutten edited this book together with Jeroen Boomgaard and also contributed to it as a writer.
The Netherlands media art institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts has set the goal for itself of promoting the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts. The Netherlands media art institute supports media art in five core areas: presentation, research, collection, distribution and conservation, and through its facilities provides extensive services for artists and art institutions. Associated with this are educational programmes, which are developed for all activities. Bart Rutten presented the latest Holland digital art scene and wider media scene.