I can't believe no one's commented on how awesome this stuff is. What's a matter with you people?
Excellent question. Perhaps for those who understand the relational aesthetics and it's history, Tiravanija's work may seem tired, redundant. However, because it is an experience and not an object, the work can only exist for a limited number of people -- and thus has the potential to be highly relevant for newcomers. Relational aesthetics as a movement then might have more endurance than most other artistic movements ...
Definitely venture out to discover these two artists.
They are beautiful art and social commentary. Definitely to be seen.
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What a thoughtful and well-written article about a compelling subject. Can't wait to see the exhibition!
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Why GREY when there are so many beautiful colors?
beautifull work of Julie
The artist's name is spelt incorrectly in your title. It's Abramovic, not Ambamovic.
atwood's work in the edible woman couldn't be stronger... or sweeter... or...
point being, with such a rich and gooey precedent, i am eager to see get a taste...
(or is it a piece?)
curious that Dustin Wayne Harris let the women do all the work of stirring things up and found their cakes a metaphor for the full relationship. where is he in this?
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Thankyou for perceptive criticisms; I agree with most except for the simplistic " head is up on the clouds" comment for "Afterlife afterthought" Also I feel that the smoothness of the large peices makes the observer identify with their own skin and themselves I dont find the exhibition depressing perhaps imposing and uncomfortable because as is often with Alzamora's work it makes us confront our feelings, EXPRESS our feelings, and question our life
Amazing words for amazing art. Well done Emil and Benjamin!
So great to see this article on affordable art. There is, without a doubt, an abundance of talented, independent artists selling their work for cheap. It's just a matter of helping people to connect and find art that resonates.
I'd also recommend the following galleries which all have online presence:
Hey! Wow, it's not often that you get an answer back when a comment is left on a site, thank you for the clarification and for your work. It's easy to forget that it was just two people working on what really turned out to have an immense impact. Funny that your use the term re(verb), I often think of it as an echo.
Jocko, I don't think ease and democratization are necessarily the same thing. Often, they're quite the opposite.
Personally, I was interested in two things: I wanted to build a kickass web-based feed reader and republisher for my own personal use (I continue to use it every day even now), and I was interested in exploring the specific behavior patterns around publishing flows, citation, and attribution. Making all that stuff a push-button action for the fortnightly Eyebeam Reblogger was fun.
We talked a lot about making it a hosted thing for everyone, but I just don't think the will to follow through on it was ever really there. It was mostly Frumin and I building it, and I think we viewed it as a combination of thing-for-Eyebeam and thing-to-make-a-point. I'm happy that Tumblr appropriated the terminology, they've done something a lot more complete with the concept than we chose to because they've been willing to support a centralized, hosted service. I like that the "re(verb)" terminology is present in Twitter as well, because it takes the abstract idea of copying as interpretation, and makes it something that millions of normal people do every day. I would hope that exposure to this possibility through whatever service a person chooses for their communication and publishing will help make real the derivation and distribution arguments from folks like (CC) and Lawrence Lessig. It's important for people to have first-hand experience with such things, even if it's not with the specific PHP application called Reblog.
Eyebeam can perhaps take credit for the term "Reblog", yet the concept of "reblogging" predates 2004. As far as I can remember "linking" and giving credit to the author or source material started with the birth of the blog and blogger, yet it was done so manually (with code) and probably in greater detail. Also, several developers did have "helper" software available pre-2004 that made it "easier" to reblog items, I'm just not sure Eyebeam pioneered the concept of "reblogging". Also, it must be noted that "reblog" was hardly easy to install, versions were constantly in beta and one needed a server with PHP, MySQL, and Perl CGI scripts, and even then a good deal of tinkering needed to take place under the hood. If Eyebeam was so interested in the ease and democratization of content why did they focus on working with Movable Type (which is NOT free) and why wasn't something developed for Pre-Google owned Blogger, or Blogspot, something easier to install and use that didn't need to be self-hosted?
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