Indepth Arts News: |
2002-08-12 until 2002-09-16
Centre of Attention
UK United Kingdom
The Centre of Attention presents Email Art, a contemporary art
electronic exhibition starting August 12 to September 16, 2002.
Every Monday for 6 weeks, subscribers receive an e-mail from a
different artist, including Jenny Holzer, Ken Friedman, Sylvie
Fleury, Simon Poulter and Simon Faithfull. The 6th artist will be the
best e-mail contribution received within the first 5 weeks from
amongst the exhibition subscribers.
Jenny Holzer has shown worldwide in prominent institutions and major
spaces such as the Guggenheim museum (New York, Bilbao), the American
Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the ICA in London or the Pompidou
Centre on Paris. The main focus of her work has been the
investigation of means to disseminate her ideas within public space.
In 1977, she created her first all-text works, the Truisms series,
printing them on paper, which she pasted up anonymously around the
city. Since then, she has been working in the street and in public
buildings, using media that would enable her work to blend in the
landscape, from lcd displays to posters and stickers (applied to such
urban elements as telephone booths or parking meters).
Ken Friedman is a well-known artist and art theorist. Since the
l960s, he has been associated with Fluxus, the international forum of
experimental art, architecture, design, and music. His work can be
seen in many Fluxus collections including at the Tate Modern. As an
artist since 1966, a director of Fluxus West for a decade, and the
editor of „The Fluxus Reader‰, Ken has written extensively about
issues such as Mail Art. He is today a Professor of strategy at the
Norwegian School of Management in Oslo.
Sylvie Fleury lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. Hers is one of
the defining voices which have emerged from Europe in the past
decade. Since 1990, her work draws direct inspiration from pop
culture, like fashion or music, but her choice of materials jumps
with the frequency of passing fads between modes as varied as
painting, video, sculpture, and performance. "I am interested in
what's in the air at the moment when I am working ... what you can
capture and what can come out of it and how much you can control it."
Simon Poulter has established a national profile working across
digital media, installation and live art. Poulter's work is often
iconoclastic, irreverent and probing in nature; working
simultaneously on and off-line. Poulter's work includes 'UK Ltd'
Simon Faithfull is the co-founder of e-2, a web-based project funded
by the Arts Council to commission new art works for the Internet.
Simon Faithfull has recently had a solo show at Artsway, Hampshire.
Past exhibitions include ŒTemporary Accommodation‚, Whitechapel
Gallery as well as spaces including Parkers Box in New York and the
Chisenhale Gallery in London.