Carlo Zanni
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BIO
Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000's his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time based social consciousness experiences investigating our life. He lives far from the worldliness of the art world while showing and screening his projects in venues worldwide including: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.
He founded "People From Mars" http://www.PeopleFromMars.org to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
http://www.zanni.org
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DISCUSSION

Re: Does the artbase have an historicization function?


Dear Rachel,

>>> you seemed to be comparing your work to someone else's. Reading your
posts I am more confused. You don't like a project that was accepted into
the artbase?

I'm not comparing my work to someone else's. The fact is that TS's work is
the SAME I did 2 years ago and the problem is that ArtBase listed it.
There isn't a duty to know my 2001 work (even if it passed through the list)
but once this thing has been emphasized, I think artbase people have to pay
attention because this fact hides two key issues : memory and authorship.

I just want to defend my work. It's not possible to historicize a work
already done by another artist 2 years before.
Simple and Clear.

cz

DISCUSSION

Re: Does the artbase have an historicization function?


>>Did you send copies to the artbase people

I sent an email to Mark and Rachel

>>I think you are mistaken, it is more of an automatic process than a
curational one
>>I don't think they are interested in quality or originality all that much.

I was thinking the opposite... if so: bad political choice..
what is the reason for submitting an artwork to the artbase?

cz

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Cloned Object or Cloned Zanni ? This is the problem


Does the artbase have an historicization function?

Does the artbase have "quality" as distinguishing mark?

what happened with " Hole in the Sky " by Tom Scarpino (Hi Tom) http://www.rhizome.org/object.rhiz?14018 it's not a great thing for the reputation and the reliability of the artbase. Above all because it's a "curatorial oriented" process and not an automatic one.

1- Everybody depends from others, but in this case the work it's the same.

2- There isn't a duty in knowing my 2001 work (even if it passed through the list) but once this thing has been emphasized , why any official voice wrote me back?. ... everybody can make a mistake.. where is the problem?

I'm really disappointed from this behavior
i was expecting an answer from the artbase crew.

Thank you

cz

http://www.zanni.org

DISCUSSION

Does the artbase have an historicization function?


Does the artbase have an historicization function?

Does the artbase have "quality" as distinguishing mark?

what happened with " Hole in the Sky " by Tom Scarpino (Hi Tom) http://www.rhizome.org/object.rhiz?14018
it's not a great thing for the reputation and the reliability of the artbase.
Above all because it's a "curatorial oriented" process and not an automatic one.

1- Everybody depends from others, but in this case the work it's the same.

2- There isn't a duty in knowing my 2001 work (even if it passed through the list) but once this thing has been emphasized ,
why any official voice wrote me back?. ... everybody can make a mistake.. where is the problem?

I'm really disappointed from this behavior
i was expecting an answer from the artbase crew.

Thank you

cz

http://www.zanni.org

DISCUSSION

Re: Cloned Object or Cloned Zanni ? This is the problem


Hi Marc,

no I didn't approach him, because I think there is no reason. Perhaps we had
the same idea.. There is just a difference in the time and as author I
wanted to remark what I did.

I think this fact hides two key issues present in new media art works:
I mean memory and authorship.

Due to the ephemerality of net works, this two factors require a lot of
attention in an historicization - storage process. (even if partial as the
artbase is)

I sent that email to Rachel and Mark but they didn't answer.

cz