[NetBehaviour] aesthetics examples ... forked from : Re: Accelerationist aesthetics

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Apr 29 07:00:22 CEST 2016

On 24/04/16 01:49 PM, Pall Thayer wrote:
> It just occurred to me that this artwork has already been suggested by
> Kurt Vonnegut in Rabo Karabekian's "Windsor Blue Number Seventeen".
> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 2:18 PM Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com
> <mailto:pallthay at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Based on my understanding of Accelerationism, I would think that the
>     ideal "Accelerationist" artwork would be work that you get typical
>     art-investors to pay a shit-load of money for but that is inherently
>     ephemeral so that no portion of the original "investment" can ever
>     grow or even be recouped.

The art market recuperates the ephemeral (and even the actively hostile)
and turns doing so into a mechanism of exclusivity.

Whether it's carefully recovered documentation and certificates, or
restricted access to remote locations and fleeting events, exclusivity
is a source of value in the art market.

So trying to not create, or to actively destroy, value in the art market
is a good way of creating value in the art market. This is a challenge
for epistemic accelerationists seeking to exit the contemporary artworld...

An ideal Accelerationist artwork would have been the Guerilla Girls'
proposal for a gallery to make its finances public as "the work" (the
gallery declined). It would have been a critical exposure of knowledge
about the art world, enabling us to understand more about it, and was
entirely indigestible by it, making it something other than Contemporary

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