ctgr on Thu, 10 Feb 2000 18:49:16 +0100

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

sorry !
wrong url was sent by error
please find elliott ostrich at :
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 :
  "ART &
The STRATEGY OF ABSENCE AGAINST NAZISM"I 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.
 CiaoLorenzo Taiuti