The Human Being in the Electronic Landscape

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Category:
EVENT
Type:
presentation
Keywords:
art history / body art / electronic / environment / individual / land art / landscape / process / space / theory / video
Creation Date:
1996-01-22
Language:
English
Description:
"The space created in an artistic text expresses not just social relations but an artistic model of the universe." (Jurij Lotman) At the beginning of this century, art displaced the human figure from painting, marginalising such genres as the portrait that had been inherited and transformed by photography and film. In the modern era, man no longer inhabits the landscape - the landscape ceases to include him. Rilke, in Worswede (1902), had linked this displacement to the advent of abstract art, warning of the risks which such a removal would present: the exclusion of morality and beauty from the art world. (...) In order to achieve a relationship with the world, it is necessary to identify the place of the subject in mass society, to acquire faith in the gaze and in the face, to restore the concept of mimesis and insist on transcendence and utopia. (V.V.)

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Original Title (English):
The Human Being in the Electronic Landscape
Location:
Budapest, M┼▒csarnok / Kunsthalle