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Trail: Book44



June 26, 2012 - November 12, 2012
16x24 cm.; handbound, found cover w/collage 1


Book44_intropages Book44_chapitrepremier Book44_summerskull Book44_feet Book44_maidens Book44_internal Book44_Neuchatel.jpg Book44_telecommunication.jpg Book44_sybelline Book44_avignon Book44_fenouillet_ruin Book44_thingsthathappenatnight Book44_fairies Book44_velazquez Book44_gdce2012 Book44_feet2 Book44_angels Book44_priveemodel1 Book44_priveemodel2 Book44_priveemodel3 Book44_orchid Book44_chapter3chapter4 Book44_nakedbusstop Book44_airplane1 Book44_airplane2 Book44_indiecade2 Book44_indiecade3 Book44_indiecade4 Book44_pacificocean



1. Unrelated but apropos: Bishop writes, “If the digital means anything for visual art, it is the need to take stock of this orientation and to question art’s most treasured assumptions. At its most utopian, the digital revolution opens up a new dematerialized, deauthored, and unmarketable reality of collective culture; at its worst, it signals the impending obsolescence of visual art itself.” This is to my mind a good thing. As we all know there is no chance that art will become obsolete, but there is a good chance that Art and the trappings of the Art World could, and for some in the new media sector, that’s what we’ve been working towards – not getting included within Art’s boundaries, but obliterating boundaries altogether, seeing art not as a noun but as a verb, as something one does, one practices, not something that is. ---Sarah Cook (comments on the article “DIGITAL DIVIDE: CONTEMPORARY ART AND NEW MEDIA” -