Aura

After the Age of Technical Reproduction

WORK DATA

Category:
EVENT (collection)
Type:
exhibition
Keywords:
aesthetics / consumerism / digital culture / media art / philosophy / reproduction / space / technique / time
Creation Date:
2003-10-30 - 2003-11-30
Description:
(...) The Exhibition 'Aura' focused around one of the key factors in the 20th century´s paradigm shift in the arts: Walter Benjamin´s concept of the aura, provides a survey on the current state of art employing digital technologies both in today´s Hungary as well as in more distant countries, and on the nature of the changes brought on since the end of the classical age of technical reproduction by digital information and communication. The concept of the aura was defined by Walter Benjamin as: "the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be." This formulation continues to inspire, and to stimulate interpretation, because it calls our attention to the clear difference between works created through classical media on the one hand, and technical media on the other: while the former always exists somewhere as an original, works created through new media can have multiple identical versions; they have no original in the traditional sense. (...)

More Information

Original Title (Hungarian):
Aura
Original Subtitle:
A technikai reprodukálhatóság korszaka után
Location:
Budapest, Millenáris Park - D csarnok / D Hall
Works in this Collection:
 
TITLE PERSON TYPE CREATION DATE
still Aura C3 Center for Culture & Communication Foundation,
Millenáris Kht.
catalogue
2003