[NetBehaviour] The First Virtual Art Fair Starts Tomorrow

De wraak van Baltassar Geraards ajaco at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 21 10:34:37 CET 2011

"Contextualizing and virtualizing is destroying the sensual experience"

Talking about talking about experiencing is replacing experiencing

"Did you see, That?!"

This phrase is a common way to avoid the reflection on what one  
actually has been seeing

Instead of experiencing the direct influence the 'world' imposes on  
the senses, attentention is distracted from it, directed away from  
this experience so not to fully being imprinted by it

Same goes for talking, writing about writing, the internet and  
ultimately of art 'ann sich'

By putting the accent on the dialogue the impression looses its grip  
and frees the spectator from staying caught in the sensual confrontation

To fully understand a work of art one needs to make possible to  
maintain the contact with its aura, by artifically transporting and  
seperating this, art looses its workings and what is left are  
commodifiable artefacts

These artefacts are discussed and analyzed over and over, covering the  
artwork with an acidic manteau of intellectual dust, slowly  
destroying    its intrinsic value

Let's focus on the question: "What did you see"  instead of "Did you  
see, That!"

When approaching art such a way the right question is asked and  
interpretation about the art object is made possible, by posing the  
latter question the residual, human opinions about it are communicated  
and eventually incorporated in the vocubalary of the so called  
artworld and replacing the original with diluted derivates


Starting with introducing his conceptual ideas in the artworld Marcel  
Duchamp betrayed future artists in not being able to experiencing  
their art but instead succeeded in persuading the artworld to embrace  
the intangible and immaterial, resulting in the era of abstract  
expressionism to conceptual art to pop art and finally web/net art

Lastly, when looking to Duchamps readymade, "Fountain", signed R. Mutt  
1917, one sees - not being influenced by heresay and arttheory -  the  
most obvious thing what depicts his artwork; namely just an urinal,  
nothing else

One century of indoctrinating art theoretical bullshit really pisses  
me off!!

AA 2011

Andreas Maria Jacobs

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On 21 Jan 2011, at 10:27, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:

> http://happyfamousartists.blogspot.com/2011/01/first-virtual-art-fair-starts-in-2-days.html
> "from jan 22-30, u can visit the vip art fair which will take place
> entirely on the internet. the fair is going to bring together some of
> the best galleries, and is said to have the potential of becoming the
> art fair concept for the future.
> read more in the economist, on art fag city, in the telegraph & wall
> street journal."
> I post this in the expectation of examples of prior art. :-)
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