Art made by a computer, and you – The Globe and Mail

by Art Fag City on October 4, 2010 · 2 comments Fresh Links!

  • Art made by a computer, and you – The Globe and Mail – Fave critic Russell Smith is the first mainstream publication to jump on Duncan Alexander's virtual art fair. From the article: <br />
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    The curator, a guy called Duncan Alexander, said in a statement that he created it in response to another call for artists he had just heard about – that one from a highly commercial organization that wants to charge galleries up to $20,000 to rent virtual booths in their virtual art fair, and viewers $100 to see close-ups of the JPEGs of the art. Alexander quite reasonably points out that this is silly, as galleries can easily put up their own JPEGs on their own websites for free, and a virtual fair misses the social interaction and serendipitous findings of a real art fair.<br />
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    Now, come on Mr. Alexander. For 100 bucks viewers also get to SKYPE real time with dealers! Um, what a steal!

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Kamilah Gill-Reed October 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Way to go, Duncan! Nice job! πŸ˜€ And sorry, I don’t have anything useful to add really, except that I agree with both Paddy and Duncan that it’s silly to charge for these things.

Kamilah Gill-Reed October 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Way to go, Duncan! Nice job! πŸ˜€ And sorry, I don’t have anything useful to add really, except that I agree with both Paddy and Duncan that it’s silly to charge for these things.

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