ctgr on Thu, 10 Feb 2000 18:47:00 +0100

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Re: Syndicate: Art & The Strategy of Absence against nazism

fighting tool ??
" ... there is the Elliott Tactical i-Booster : elliott-ostrich
(in french the policy of the ostrich means the denial of reality)
simple resistance is not enough and many people are doing this far
than us
We upgrade, that's why we invite to support ars electronica and compete.
symbolic ground maybe but far better than ostracizing people from austria
as you know the first added value is the users value... (JP-H)"
fell free to use this i-Booster !
-/ welcome to a plining world ! /-
Lorenzo Taiuti a ecrit :
have been following the discussion on not showing art in Austria as a protest
against the presence of the new (and unthinkable) Nazi Minister.It
seems to me that contemporary art ( even new techonology art) has the characteristic
of being a borderline language, stayng on several borders between media,
technology, popular arts, comunications.In
no way his modern function becomes a weigth to play in social forces.Art
has weigth only when arrived to Modern Art Museums (that to look popular
are becoming more and more flashy, impressive, magniloquents).Exactly
the contrary of what contemporary art wants to be.But
can you ask a Contemporary Art Museum to strike as a protest?The
refusal of glamorous (and excellent ) actresses like Catherine Deneuve
and Claudia Cardinale to be present in Wien for an "official evening" (a
dance!) has made first page on italian newspapers defining to most people
the reality of this political and moral scandal.The
possibility for contemporary art to act could be the contrary.Not
"Absence" but obsessive "Presence" with the theme of the antagonism between
democracy and nazism repeated in several temathic shows til the protest
becomes visible.Art today plays
an endless guerrilla with the established ideas. It surely can find tools
to fight a guerrilla against the theme of nazism.