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

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Sat Apr 30 22:14:06 CEST 2016

On 29/04/16 06:42 AM, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Apr 2016, Rob Myers wrote:
>> 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
>> Art.
> - Hans Haacke

Oh yes Haacke is a very good example.

In particular, Haacke's "Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate
Holdings, a Real-Time social System, as of May 1, 1971" was indigestible
by the artworld of its time, -


It was originally excluded from an exhibition. But as the Whitney url
indicates has since been recuperated.

Another work that exposes aspects of the artworld economy is Douglas
Huebler's "Variable Piece no.44" (1971) -


It's more open to the "art about art" charge than Haacke's work of the
time, but is still an exposure of the hidden workings of its chosen system.

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