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Your Art, My Art
"The New York Times today came out with a list of "the 25 works of art made after 1970 that define the contemporary age, by anyone, anywhere." What struck me as most significant was how little any of the works meant to me. Most of them I had never heard of. All of them spoke of an experience or a way of experiencing the world that is alien to me. The list feels like a collection of paper cut-outs that proclaim themselves to be the definitive representation of the digital age. Now to be clear: I am neither an artist nor an art critic, and though I've spent my fair share of time in a museum, I could hardly be said to be educated about art. "
art  contemporary  2h20c  significance  museum 
july 2019 by tsuomela
The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder - Ian Bogost - Technology - The Atlantic
"A really new aesthetics might work differently: instead of concerning itself with the way we humans see our world differently when we begin to see it through and with computer media that themselves "see" the world in various ways, what if we asked how computers and bonobos and toaster pastries and Boeing 787 Dreamliners develop their own aesthetics. The perception and experience of other beings remains outside our grasp, yet available to speculation thanks to evidence that emanates from their withdrawn cores like radiation around the event horizon of a black hole. The aesthetics of other beings remain likewise inaccessible to knowledge, but not to speculation--even to art. "
art  modern  contemporary  technology  computer  visual  graphics  new-aesthetic  mediation  digital  aesthetics 
april 2012 by tsuomela
An Essay on the New Aesthetic | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com
"Valorizing machine-generated imagery is like valorizing the unconscious mind. Like Surrealist imagery, it is cool, weird, provocative, suggestive, otherworldly, but it is also impoverished.

That’s the big problem, as I see it: the New Aesthetic is trying to hack a modern aesthetic, instead of thinking hard enough and working hard enough to build one. That’s the case so far, anyhow. No reason that the New Aesthetic has to stop where it stands at this moment, after such a promising start. I rather imagine it’s bound to do otherwise. Somebody somewhere will, anyhow."
art  aesthetics  modern  contemporary  computer  technology  movement  new-aesthetic  commentary  review 
april 2012 by tsuomela
MASS MoCA - Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly
At MASS MoCA the artist has applied her atmospheric veils of paint to four mounds of soil which seem to spill from the upper balcony into the enormous space below. Stacks of Styrofoam shards rise out of the seductive mountains of color, mirroring the white of the gallery walls -- the metaphorical canvas of Grosse's tremendous painting. While the sprawling installation provokes associations with a psychedelic, glacial landscape, Grosse's work is not representational.
art  sculpture  design  modern-art  state(Massachusetts)  museum  contemporary  2011 
february 2012 by tsuomela
How Many Slaves Are Working For You? | Fast Company
"A new website and mobile app looks at your purchases and determines the amount of forced labor that's gone into everything you own. "
slave  economics  products  capitalism  international  contemporary 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Green Museum - Environmental Art Museum
Much environmental art is ephemeral (made to disappear or transform), designed for a particular place (and can't be moved) or involves collaborations between artists and others, such as scientists, educators or community groups (distributed ownership). These variables can make exhibiting this work difficult for traditional museums so we created greenmuseum.org: an online museum for global the environmental art movement.
art  environment  museum  ecology  gallery  green  nature  installation  sustainability  public  landscape  contemporary 
february 2010 by tsuomela
The PhilPapers Surveys
The PhilPapers Survey was a survey of professional philosophers and others on their philosophical views, carried out in November 2009. The Survey was taken by 3226 respondents, including 1803 philosophy faculty members and/or PhDs and 829 philosophy graduate students.

The PhilPapers Metasurvey was a concurrent survey of professional philosophers and other concerning their predictions of the results of the Survey. The Metasurvey was taken by 727 respondents including 438 professional philosophers and PhDs and 210 philosophy graduate students.
philosophy  survey  contemporary 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Skepticism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Much of epistemology has arisen either in defense of or in opposition to various forms of skepticism. Indeed, one could classify various theories of knowledge by their responses to skepticism. For example, rationalists could be viewed as skeptical about the possibility of empirical knowledge while not being skeptical with regard to a priori knowledge and empiricists could be seen as skeptical about the possibility of a priori knowledge but not so with regard to empirical knowledge. In addition, many traditional problems, for example the problem of other minds or the problem of our knowledge of God's existence, can be seen as restricted forms of skepticism which hold that we cannot have knowledge of any propositions in some particular domain thought to be within our ken.
philosophy  skepticism  contemporary  epistemology  knowledge  certainty  belief 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Flarf is Dionysus. Conceptual Writing is Apollo. by Kenneth Goldsmith : Poetry Magazine [article/magazine]
Our immersive digital environment demands new responses from writers. What does it mean to be a poet in the Internet age? These two movements, Flarf and Conceptual Writing, each formed over the past five years, are direct investigations to that end.
poetry  poetics  art  modern  contemporary  style  writing  conceptual  flarf  school  magazine 
july 2009 by tsuomela
ICA Home | Tara Donovan
With sensitivity to texture, volume, and the inherent physical properties of materials, Donovan transforms large quantities of mass-produced items—toothpicks, adhesive tape, straws, buttons, pins, plastic cups and Mylar—into stunning sculptural objects and installations.
museum  exhibition  art  contemporary  sculpture 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Modern Art Obsession: An Essential Art Reading List from BOYD LEVEL Art Consulting
A highly selective and perhaps arbitrary list of articles, books, and collected writing that are nonetheless essential to understanding the trajectory and claims of much contemporary art. These are by no means easy reads, but if studied, they will render a deeper understanding of contemporary art then any broad survey.
book  list  art  modern  contemporary 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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