Re: Fashioning a virtual Artist?

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by G.H. Hovagimyan on May 07, 1997 at 13:52:41:

In Reply to: Re: Fashioning a virtual Artist? posted by benjamin weil on April 29, 1997 at 19:44:05:

Benjamin Weil wrote:

: there not only is a lot to learn from that state of mind in terms of
> fashioning the potential of art on line,
> but it also adds on to the whole issue of art as a production that needds
> not be equated to commodity and
> finished product. I would not be so dismissive as to what is being done on
> the web (and with new
> technology off line). it is (still, at least now) an arena of experiment,
> that lets me think there is a core
> participation of art to the definition of the web as a - full fledged - medium.

GH responds:

I happen to agree with you about earlier conceptual works laying a
critical and esthetic foundation. The position that I argue from is that
of a working artist trying to establish an identity which is separate
from earlier artists. It is my opinion that most people do not
understand my work and if they take the time to look at it they
misinterpret it. My feeling is this is because they are using conceptual
criteria from earlier epochs.

The classic example of misunderstanding developing digital art/ culture is
the Kimmelman article in the New York Times/CyberTimes
Turning a Web Into a Maze.

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