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Valentina Tanni alla conferenza (Un)real data ()real Effects


All’evento (Un)real data ()real Effects l’Istituto di arte contemporanea Aksioma in collaborazione con l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Slovenia ospita la storica dell’arte, curatrice e docente di Digital Art al Politecnico di Milano Valentina Tanni (

Nei giorni 15 e 16 maggio Valentina Tanni terrà due conferenze, presso l’ Accademia delle belle arti (ALUO) e presso la Cineteca slovena – Slovenska kinoteka.

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Internet Aesthetics: A Journey Beyond the Threshold

The digital space that extends beyond our screens is a vast territory that takes shape thanks to the contributions of countless intelligent entities. Over the years, the internet has absorbed an incalculable mass of ideas, feelings, and fears, turning into a gigantic, monstrous repository of human (and non-human) sensibility. This territory, despite being immaterial, has its own features. It’s a browsable map that contains landscapes, buildings, and rooms. The talk will explore the theme of space—natural and man-made—by analyzing its symbolic meaning within the framework of web culture, with particular reference to the realm of Internet Aesthetics.


Slovenska kinoteka
Let’s Play: Brexit Reality

Art historian Valentina Tanni meets the Marxist media guerilla Total Refusal in the city of London by playing the game Watch Dogs Legion. The lecture performance will centre on Valentina Tanni’s upcoming book Exit Reality, which explores a world saturated with hallucinatory qualities, emerging like a parallel planet from the galaxies of codespace. Walking, driving and flying through the digital city, they discuss the book’s central argument as it relates to London’s appearance in the game. The city, as uncanny as it is familiar, is not only the illustration of a techno-capitalist nightmare, but also a wild playground for hackers and gamers. Let’s Play delves into the question whether there is an exit from the surveillance technology dystopia we call reality within all constraints and dialectics of mass media.

Valentina Tanni is an art historian, curator and lecturer. Her research is centred on the relationship between art and technology, with a particular focus on internet culture. She teaches Digital Art at Politecnico University in Milan; New Media Aesthetics and Contemporary Art Language at NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts in Rome; as well as Meme Culture and Aesthetics and Digital Media Culture at the John Cabot University in Rome. She has published three books: Random: Navigando contro mano, alla scoperta dell’arte in rete (Link Editions, 2011), Memestetica: Il settembre eterno dell’arte (NOT/Nero Editions, 2020–2023) and Exit Reality: Vaporwave, backrooms, weirdcore e altri paesaggi oltre la soglia (NOT/Nero Editions, 2023).




  • Organized by: Aksioma
  • In collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Slovenia