Re: Fashioning a virtual Artist?

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by anonymous on October 31, 1997 at 01:01:51:

In Reply to: Re: Fashioning a virtual Artist? posted by G.H. Hovagimyan on May 07, 1997 at 13:52:41:

: 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.
: gh

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