Tom Moody
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Works in New York, New York United States of America

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The Rematerialization of Art


Patrick, this page still seems to be reposting comments when refreshed. I wasn't triple posting for emphasis, I swear. (Can you remove a couple of them?)

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The Rematerialization of Art


A point of clarification. Ed said this about the blog post of mine he excerpted here:

"So while I think your observations about MBS's show are correct--that it's as much about translating the experience into a physical location as it is about making an object for sale--"

I wasn't making such a comparison. I was only discussing how the display of hardware in the gallery impacted the art. I didn't mention the pieces' success or failure as sellable objects. I didn't mention commerce at all, unless saying "Please note that neither sales nor selling have been discussed" counts as that.

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The Rematerialization of Art


Nasty Nets was not oppositional, it felt like the right thing to be doing. Ditto my blog. I'm interested in galleries with the same spirit. Obviously they're easier to do in Berlin than Manhattan. With a downturn we all may get to do work for the sheer love of it.
Sorry for trolling. My head was already exploding on this issue, but you get props for coming up with a dangerous coinage that I think others will use.

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The Rematerialization of Art


Hi, Ed and Domenico,
Returning briefly to this discussion after a 36 hour hiatus.
One of the reasons I turned off comments on my blog was people were always pointing to the long threads as evidence that the work being mostly pilloried was in fact good. Both of you guys have defended Holy Fire that way, and I suggest it is rather avoiding the question.
I am excited to read from Domenico's response that Brody Condon turned down the show and for excellent reasons. He is now in my hero canon along with Barnett Newman who refused to be in a Whitney show about "geometry in art."
I have some thoughts about Ed's "rematerialization of art" thesis vis a vis 40 years of art practice and will put them up on my blog.
Domenico, "Unmonumental" is dominated by physical sculpture and wall work--the new media stuff is sprinkled throughout and is mostly in back corridors. As I mentioned we have several galleries here in New York that make no distinction between the gallery and new media subcultures. A rich discussion is going on in them about the possibilities of hybridizing practices. Sales are part of the process of keeping gallery doors open, nothing more.

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The Rematerialization of Art


(That last comment was addressed to Paul.)