HANS BERNHARD
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springerin article; GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself


Deutsch:
http://www.springerin.at/dyn/heft.php?idG&pos=1&textid56&langTH
English:
http://www.springerin.at/dyn/heft.php?idG&pos=1&textid56&lang=en

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Hans Bernhard
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'UBERMORGEN.COM: "Spending time on doing something

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Net Community Hacks Cultural Funding System


Net Community Hacks Cultural Funding System

Vienna, 2 May 2006

'Our much-discussed, game-theory-oriented approach to cultural
funding represents a clear rejection of all the Austrian cultural
industry

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Police officer killed in Berlin?


We hereby declare this found footage video to be an
actionist UBERMORGEN.COM art piece named

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Psychotropic Drug Karaoke


http://www.ubermorgen.com/Psychotropic_Drug_Karaoke/

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ps: text source http://www.ubermorgen.com/hansbernhardblog

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Hans-Ulrich Obrist:THE_WHITE_WEBISTE by ubermorgen


THE_WHITE_WEBISTE by HANS BERNHARD
On the Iconoclasm of Modern Art

by HANS-ULRICH OBRIST

The crisis of representation began at the historical moment when
painting lost-under the pressure of photography and the praise of its
unprecedented, truthful representation-its interest in presenting
reality and took instead-from paint to brush, from canvas to
frame-the means of expressing representation as the subject of
representation. With Van Gogh the color began no longer to be bound
to the object. With his pure, absolute suprematist color painting,
Malevich banished the object from the picture. At the same time the
represented object vanished by being replaced through a real object:
the ready-made of Marcel Duchamp. In 1921 Rodchenko painted three
monochromes as the "last paintings" and in 2003 ubermorgen "painted"
[coded] 2 monochromes online.

HTTP://WWW.UBERMORGEN.COM/
HTTP://WWW.UBERMORGEN.COM/THE_WHITE_WEBSITE/
HTTP://WWW.UBERMORGEN.COM/THE_BLACK_WEBSITE/

The self-dissolution of painting or any visual surface can be
explained in three steps: first, by a shift of accent the color is
analyzed as the medium of painting and becomes the main element,
above form, i.e. in Impressionism and Expressionism. Second, color
becomes independent, leaves behind the laws of local colors and
receives its own absolute status, see, for example, Suprematism and
monochromes. Third, paint is replaced by other materials, such as
white by aluminum. Surface design without painted color allowed for
the making of "unpainted" paintings, allowed mere surfaces of wood,
metal, marble, or cardboard to hang or lean on the wall as paintings.
In this dialectics of liberation, which consists of declaring
progressively historical elements of easel painting independent (from
color and canvas up to the frame) and making them absolute, not only
were objects repressed from the abstract image but finally the
picture itself became repressed and destroyed (empty canvases, empty
frames), in the end leading to the departure from the picture.

The paint-less or monochrome easel painting could be-as was shown by
artists from Lucio Fontana to Yves Klein-cut or drilled or torn,
attacked by fire or acid. Finally only the empty frames of paintings
or just the backs of paintings, were shown. Even the surface of the
canvas could be replaced by the surface of the skin. Naked bodies
covered with paint became the instruments for color application or
became the canvas itself. Painting as the arena of action (Action
Painting) became a bodily action on the canvas and finally a painting
on the body, an action without canvas. Centered on the artist's body,
even the products of this body [like feces] could find the social
consensus to be accepted as an artwork.

From the empty image to the empty gallery, from the white painting to
the