At 18:10 04/02/2002 +0000, denis glaser wrote:
> >I don't mind trying to decipher a few @@@@... But this! HELP!
why decipher when you can simply enjoy ?
anyway, er, what did I want to say...
yes, one of the things I showed during my talk last week
was this http://www.pleine-peau.com/home/top10.html
an in/out kind of top ten of sorts
top of it you can see that there is a "curated" show
called snow blossom house
strangely, perhaps for me, I did not exclude it because it was curated...
I thought who cares if it is curated, it is a bloody good page that mixes
things that should have been mixed, in the right way (I'm new here). the
fact that the person (anne marie schleiner) putting this together wants to
be called a curator is not truly bothering in itself. also it doesn't add
anything to it, except probably for her, I don't know and don't care much
frankly. it's the net you can call yourself anything.
Plus, there's this great article, accompanying the show (this word feels
wrong, but I'm new here), by the always inspiring blackhawk, which seems to
adress some topics you might enjoy
and I quote
one can construct the following manifesto describing a hypothetical "Art of
It will be democratic, anyone able to participate.
It will be innately non-hierarchical, there will be no way to buy or
It will be free from all pressures of Market Force, there will be no medium
of exchange except the art itself & none other necessary.
It will organically produce its own support apparatus, those with the time,
talent & ability will insure that a viable structure exists to perpetuate it.
It will share & delegate the creative process between the artists & the
It will contain its own critical mechanisms in organic patterns of feedback
It will be a working meritocracy, those with superior ability will be
generally recognized as such w/out the necessity of external promotion.
It will make no practical distinction between skill & concept, these things
will be interchangeable in the attainment of quality.
It will naturally possess a diversity of subject so that all who have
particular & varied tastes will find a satisfying experience.
It will allow for a universal means of appropriation &/or recontextualization.
Artist, viewer (user), critic, dealer (provider) & collector will be
interchangeable parts in a single structure.
and now I go to the restaurant,