Michael, what an exquisite piece, in every way. Mary
Actually, what seems to interest me most is art that is both a visual knock-out (and, yes, sometimes, modernist-looking), along with observable content, whether that be political, psychological, historical, futurist--just something to chew on past the initial take.
Mark, I have those dreams too, for the good of us all. I still stand behind Obama as the best light in a very murky and depressing world. AND I'm happy to see even a very mild political reference in Rhizome. What's wrong with artists these days? No more political art? Very weird. When I was in an MFA program 2001-3, I brought in a political piece and the other students had no comment at all. The teacher was embarrassed and looked away. It was a video equating Rumsfeld and bin Laden, and suggesting that oil was behind our dear leader's invasion of Iraq. Is art so defanged, does it matter so little these days, that all we can do is make it for money?
So far I love this piece and look forward to the Dec. 5 events. So much net art is cold and, while technically accomplished, does not feed my art needs. Thanks, Mary
marc, many congratulations to you and the whole team for many years of deeply held beliefs, perseverance, social and technical advancement for all of us, mary