Monday, April 27, 2009

An Organization to Support Collectors

Portion of image on "imaginary Museum Projects" by Tjebbe van Tijen
Portion of image on "Imaginary Museum Projects" by Tjebbe van Tijen
Here is the question of the day: If an organization is set up to help promote and promulgate Internet Art, what should that organization be chartered to do? That was the question at a lunch with the kind lady I had met last Thursday and her husband,also very kind (see previous post).
It's not an easy question to answer. You can't just throw money up in the air and expect it to rain art. So where does one start?

First off, let's look at the different sorts of collectors. I see three broad groupings of Internet Art collectors:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Left My 'Art in San Francisco

Cupid's Span

Last night I attended a reception relating to SFMOMA. I don't want to be precise about the details because I've not asked  the people involved for permission to do so. What I do want to record is my excitement and thrill regarding several of the dialogs that took place during this reception regarding Internet Art.

My feeling is that Internet art -  just like so many other things that relate to the Internet - will be launched, bloom and prosper somewhere around San Francisco and the Bay Area. It logically follows that the progenitors of such an art movement would be in the same age group as are all the current flock of Internet titans and techies.  Thus the people I have been interested in talking to have been roughly 24 to 36 years old.