well Edward, fascinating question (not having read yet what ensued in the responsive discussion),
but I kind of asked myself a similar question recently regarding dance/performance when I sat, one afternoon, quietly
for a long time in the Barbican Art gallery, which is having a show on Duchamp and his Bachelor Bride
(linking the Duchampian "master pieces" assembled there, probably worth now what Richters or Rauschenbergs are valued at,
with Cunningham and Rauschenberg and Cage, oh., and Jasper Johns) ....and then they built a stage, nearby the master works,
onto which on a weekend afternoon, when the prepared pianos start to play, a few young dancers walk out of the shadowy corners
and begin to dance (the program is titled "Dancing around the Bride"). high up above their heads float some of the sets Rauschenberg
and Johns built for Cunningham who was touring the work across the country, i think, in an old VW bus that Cage drove.
dancing around the bride, what a cosmic idea.
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Subject: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] What would the world be like if a work of net.art sold at auction for $34.2 million?
What would the world be like if Roy Ascott's "La Plissure du Texte" (or your favorite work of net.art or proto-net.art) sold at auction for $34.2 million instead of an abstract painting by Gerhard RIchter? In what sort of world (and artworld) would that be possible?
I asked this question as a Facebook status update and it has spurred some interesting discussion. I'd like to share that with the NMC community and invite and encourage you to participate in the dialogue...
I've consolidated the question and responses in a Facebook Note which is publicly accessible, though you have to be logged in to add content:
Cheers! Ed Shanken