|Born||April 11, 1933|
In 1977, at the opening of
Early internet works
His exploration of interactivity involving various media continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is the author of one of the earliest art pieces on the
Teaching and writing
|Booknotes interview with Davis on The Five Myths of Television Power, or Why the Medium Is Not the Message, May 30, 1993, C-SPAN|
Davis taught advanced media at more than 25 universities and art colleges and served as consultant in this field for several corporations & foundations. Davis published the book Art and the Future in several countries in 1973. ArtCulture: Essays on the Post-Modern (1977), is a book of theoretical essays. The Five Myths of TV Power (or, Why the Medium is Not the Message), 1993, focuses on the crucial importance of the viewer, the "human" element in media theory.
Davis lived and worked in New York City until his death on January 16, 2014. He was survived by three daughters, and two granddaughters. His wife of over 30 years, Jane Bell Davis, died in 2005.
- The Anagrammatic Body, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria, 1999
- The Net. Condition, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999
- The American Century, Part II, Whitney Museum, 1999
- Governor's Conference on the Arts and Technology, Information Technology Center, New York (installation), 1998
- P.S. 1/Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (website), 1997
- WithDrawing, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, 1996
- X-Art Foundation, New York, 1996
- Kwangju Biennale, Korea, 1995
- Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, 1995 (retrospective)
- InterActions (1967–1981), Art Gallery, Lehman College, New York City, 1994
- Discours Amoureux, Galerie St. Gervais, Geneva, 1994
- TranceSex, Amanda Obering Gallery, Los Angeles, 1993
- Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (one-man), 1992, 1985, 1984, 1981, 1980, 1977
- Centro de Arte y Communicacion—Harrod's en Arte, Buenos Aires, 1991
- Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, 1989
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1986, 1988
- Whitney Museum of American Art, (Biennial 1985), 1981, 1977, 1972
- Venice Biennale, 1976, 1978, 1986
- The New Museum, New York City, 1983, 1984
- The Museum of Modern Art, 1983,
- The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 1983, 1984
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982 (traveling exhibition)
- Wadsworth Atheneum, 1982–1983
- Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1981
- Essays on the Post-Modern. New York: Harper & Row, 1977. ISBN 978-0-06-431000-0
- The Museum Transformed: Design and Culture in the Post-Pompidou Age. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1990. ISBN 1-55859-064-1
- The Five Myths of Television Power, Or, Why the Medium is Not the Message. Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN 978-0-671-73963-8
- "New York Magazine". 1970-10-26.
- Slotnik, Daniel E. (23 January 2014). "Douglas Davis, Newsweek Critic and Internet Artist, Dies at 80". The New York Times.
- Baumgärtel, Tilman (2001). net.art 2.0 - New Materials towards Net art. Nürnberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. ISBN 3-933096-66-9.
- Selz, Peter and Kristine Stiles. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997.
- Stanislawski, Ryszard, ed. Douglas Davis: Video Objekty Grafika. Lodz, Poland: Museum Sztuki, 1982.
- Kuspit, Donald. Douglas Davis. New York, NY: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1988.
- Walther, Ingo, ed. Art of the 20th Century. Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 1998.
- Weibel, Peter and Christa Steinle, eds. Anagrammatic Body. Graz, Austria: Neue Galerie, 2000.
- Douglas Davis biography[permanent dead link] at Electronic Arts Intermix
- Douglas Davis biography at Media Art Net
- Douglas Davis timeline of projects at 1904.CC
- Interview with Douglas Davis
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Douglas Davis, Critic and Internet Artist, Dies at 80 - The New York Times