Aron Namenwirth
Since 2005
Works in Brklyn, New York United States of America

BIO
Aron Namenwirth is a painter, media artist , curator , and co-director of artMovingProjects founded in 1995. Aron was born in Ipswich Mass. He got his M.F.A. in Painting in 1987 from Yale. He works and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aron’s work is involved in contemporary American politics, war and consumerist culture. He recently showed at Momenta , vertexList. and Galapagos. Namenwirth’s Video and Animations have been screened at Diva in Miami. He has written and curated for Zing Magzine. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Time Out, Italian Vogue, and Broadcast on PBS and CNN.

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DISCUSSION

Will Gompertz on Net Art


Unfortunately, how important something is in this culture of ours is determined by the marketplace, and how much $ is going to be paid for it. This has little to due with anything, as we can see clearly in the stock market. So while the net has been ripe with
important content (the list of contributors is long) prices are low relatively- and with it the excitement of the investor. When someone pays a million dollars for an Arcangel or Moody then stupid comments by Gompertz will be less common. It took time for photography, now video is waiting, the net will be next.

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transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum


Thanks Tom. This is a testament to the power of the internet. I might add that Paul's amazing "Transformer Fire" was chosen by NYAB as their pick of the day (without a visit) with aMP's screen shot. and ARTCAl also, gave it a PICK. It seems what comes around goes around. I would not be a fan of Spirit Surfers if Marcin had not been telling me what an important tool it had become for channeling his art. "Transformer Fire" fit into my vision of
great Art, and seemed significant to push to another level of transformation. Namely, to take it off the web and bring it into the real world which Paul and I did like two Rock Stars jamming late into the night on cellphones and laptops- stress and excitement building as deadline of an opening loomed. I think any work of Art be it new or old media needs the support of a community to find it's life beyond the bounds of the studio and in this case the Rhizome. Like the founder of the New Museum Marcia Tucker said,
"Great Art asks more questions than it answers.

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DISCUSSION

The Rematerialization of Art


It seems to me when New Media Art stops trying to look like old Media art made with a computer, that is pop art, conceptual art, minimalism, painting, and now the cluster-fuck installation- it's going to rock and it is rocking, despite what the art world thinks.
Who knows what the art world thinks anyway? The artworld and it's critics do not seem to think much anymore or they would stop doing the same old.

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The Rematerialization of Art


hmmm. since i was dragged into this by Tom and Ed I guess I will put a couple of cents into this tread, I was going to stay out, but after talking to Marcin...
I think that to seperate New Media Art from the rest of the of the art practice is counter-productive.
At aMP we sell more New Media then traditional artwork/ sculpture or painting. This is not saying much, and we have given a lot of thought to going non-profit. It seems to me supporting artists through sales leads to time for them to expand their work. It also gives them the feeling of being supported. Good work is good work whether it sells or not. Does it really depends on what the collector is interested in? I am not sure, but I think we are talking about a very small and extremely well researched group of people buying and they are looking for and finding work that not only is pushing their buttons but they feel can be maintained and is a good investment. We like to think art is less about decorating and more about ideas. New Media like all challenging art in any medium gives one something to talk or write about as in the case of Ed's show this seems to be working quite nicely. Tom fanning the flame of the Holy Fire can only make it burn brighter whether he likes it or not.