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What is Art?. “ A kind of representation that is purposive in itself and, though without an end, nevertheless promotes the cultivation of the mental powers for sociable communication. ” Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment, 1790.

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What is art

What is Art?

“A kind of representation that is purposive in itself and, though without an end, nevertheless promotes the cultivation of the mental powers for sociable communication.”

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment, 1790


What is art1

“A work of art is an artifact of a kind created to be presented to an artworld public.

An artist is a person who participates with understanding in the making of a work of art.

A public is a set of persons the members of which are prepared in some degree to understand an object which is presented to them.

The artworld is the totality of all artworld systems.

An artworld system is a framework for the presentation of a work of art by an artist to an artworld public.”

The institutional Theory of Art,1969 -1997, George Dickie.

What is Art?


What is art2

Select one or two of the projects shown today and discuss:

1. Why/how are they art?

2. Why/how are they not art?

3. What definition of art would include these projects?

4. What definition of art would exclude these projects?

5. How do you define art?

6. What do you believe is a necessary condition for something to be art?

7. Why is it important to define what art is? Why not?

What is Art?


Definition of network system of interconnected components

NETWORK (2)

Definition of ‘network’: System of interconnected components.

1. Mapping Networks

2. Hacking Networks

3. Making Networks - Collaboration/Curation


Mapping networks

Mapping Networks


They rule josh on 2001 2004

They Rule, Josh On (2001-2004)


Shredder mark napier 1998

Shredder, Mark Napier (1998)


Feed mark napier 2001

Feed, Mark Napier (2001)


Mark hansen and ben rubin listening post 2001 2002

Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin: Listening Post (2001-2002)


Mark hansen and ben rubin listening post 2001 20021

Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin: Listening Post (2001-2002)


Mark hansen and ben rubin listening post 2001 20022

Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin: Listening Post (2001-2002)


Hacking networks

Hacking Networks


The zapatista tactical floodnet electronic disturbance theatre 1999

The Zapatista Tactical FloodNet, Electronic Disturbance Theatre (1999)


Biennale py 0100101110101101 org 2001

Biennale.py, 0100101110101101.ORG (2001)


Life sharing 2000 2003 walker art center by 0100101110101101 org eva and franco mattes

Life Sharing, 2000-2003, Walker Art Center, by 0100101110101101.ORG (Eva and Franco Mattes)


Re code the conglomco media network 2003

Re-Code, The Conglomco Media Network (2003)


Double happiness manufacturing

Double Happiness Manufacturing

Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg (2007)


Shaved bieber greg leuch 2010

Shaved Bieber, Greg Leuch (2010)


Making networks collaboration and curation

Making Networks -Collaboration and Curation


Desktop is alexei shulgin 1999

Desktop Is, Alexei Shulgin (1999)


Carnivore radical software group et al 2001

Carnivore, Radical Software Group et al (2001)

Police State by Jonah Brucker-Cohen (2003)

YouTube


Add art

Add Art

Steve Lambert et al (2008->)


9 eyes jon rafman 2009

9 Eyes, Jon Rafman (2009)


What is art3

Select one or two of the projects shown today and discuss:

1. Why/how are they art?

2. Why/how are they not art?

3. What definition of art would include these projects?

4. What definition of art would exclude these projects?

5. How do you define art?

6. What do you believe is a necessary condition for something to be art?

7. Why is it important to define what art is? Why not?

What is Art?


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