i am currently working on an presentation with the school of arts and in interviewing professors of art (visual, moving image, written works), and philosophy (aesthetics), it has become very clear that art is not dead, but the perception of art as a dead medium comes from an inactive mind that does not delve into the art made outside the mainstream.  pop art and museum art do not represent the larger community of artists throughtout the world.  if you really want to see new, living works, then visit the alternative spaces, websites, group shows in unusual venues - buy art from the large group of unknown artists because you connect with the pieces, not because there is a value to be later extracted from an investment.  
the webspaces alone broaden the universe of art.  akin to the scope of a gallilean telescope versus the hubble, the distance and landscape of the artworld has opened up, expanded, taken on a new dimension that marries the conceptual with the visual, motion over time, sonic investigations and user interactivity.  how can anyone say art is dead when it is alive, expanding and evolving?
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Subject: Re: art is dead / l'art est mort ?

It's only within the institutional environment that Art is dead - yet on the streets where life is really happening.. Things are very much alive. Look out of your window & breath the reality if you dare, for your complicit belief of containment no longer sticks, now Art is what ever one wants it to be. The citadels no longer own it....Art that is - so it cannot kill it at whim.

Long live the freedom to create beyond the confines of culturalized cynicism.

marc garrett


Art is dead? when? only because you can reproduce and copy?

art is dead / l'art est mort ?

depuis quelques années, certains théoriciens affirment que, avec l'avènement de l'internet et la reproduction sauvage (sampling, copy/past etc.),nous assistons à la mort de l'art.
En partant du postulat que l'art est mort, par quoi le remplaceriez-vous ?

since some years, certain theorists assert that, with the advent of the internet and the wild reproduction (sampling, copy / past etc.), we attend the death of the art.
By stating on the postulate that art is dead, with (by) what you would replace it ?


*one question more : can you send me a "representation" of the concept "art" - image, photo or...- making it simply, as you had to explain "art" to a child with one only image

encore une question : pourriez-vous m'envoyer une représentation du concept "art" - image, photo ou...- en faisant simple, comme si vous deviez expliquer l'"art" en une seule image à un enfant

thanks in advance for your answer

(deadline 23 / 12)

best regards

Tamara Laï

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