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Subject : www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature "Situation actuelle du NetArt français" - online for preview
From : JavaMuseum PR <press@javamuseum.org>
Date : 2002/12/09
Link : http://www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature/


Information de presse Press Release (English text below) ********************* JavaMuseum - Forum sur les Technologies de l'Internet www.javamuseum.org (Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
JavaMuseum est trs heureux de lancer sa nouvelle exposition " Positions actuelles du Netart franais". dans le cadre de la - deuxime sŽrie de Java: www.javamuseum.org ou www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature
Lorsque l'art se dŽfinit en tant qu'art mondial, en tant que forme de communication interculturelle sans frontires nationales, lorsque l'art emploie le World Wide Web comme mŽdium ou environnement sans limites, est-il permis de relier de quelque manire l'art, ou cette exposition d'art en particulier, ˆ l'aspect de la nationalitŽ?
Le Netart franais est encore largement inconnu en dehors de ses frontires, et ceci pour diffŽrentes raisons: Tout d'abord le Netart n'est peut-tre pas encore bien reu, ici comme ailleurs. Il n'y a de surcroit que peu d'Žcoles ou d'Žtablissements traitant de lÇart et des nouveaux mŽdias.
Par ailleurs, et ˆ la diffŽrence d'autres formes d'art contemporain, l'utilisation de la langue et de ses subtilitŽs joue un r™le essentiel pour le Netart.
Dans cette communication globale, la seule langue admise pour les nouveaux mŽdias et Internet demeure l'anglais.
Dans ce contexte international, la langue en tant que telle n'a plus la mme portŽe. elle n'est plus simplement expression d'une identitŽ nationale, mme si cet aspect ne perd bien sžr compltement sa pertinence.
Le Netart, en utilisant la langue comme repre d'une identitŽ nationale, correspond-il d'une manire ou d'une autre ˆ a dŽfinition de ce que peut tre l'art/le Netart, ou bien cette utilisation spŽcifique permet-elle des formes d'expressions pouvant tre comprises par d'autres, par ceux qui ne parlent pas ou ne comprennent pas la langue utilisŽe? Il devient Žvident que les artistes de talent sont nombreux.
Le Netart franais prend des accents fortement conceptuels et chaque artiste se distingue en tant qu'individualitŽ.
Certains d'entre eux travaillent uniquement en franais, d'autres de manire bilingue, et d'autres encore utilisent exclusivement l'anglais.
Mme si tous les travaux ne peuvent tre compris par un non francophone, l'approche originale et individuelle peut attirer l'attention, intŽresser, offrir de nouveaux aspects et ouvrir de nouvelles perspectives. L'exposition est un projet continu basŽ sur un appel ouvert sur Internet.
Les inscriptions sont possibles ˆ tout moment, pour de nouveaux artistes dŽsirant se joindre ˆ ce projet .
Liste des 25 artistes participant actuellement au projet : Gregory Chatonsky, Cendres Lavy, Christophe Bruno, Patrick-Henri Burgaud, Tamara Lai, Erational, Antoine Schmitt, Xavier Malbreil, Thierry VendŽ, Jimpunk, Xavier Cahen, Pascale Gustin, Emilie Pitoiset, Fred Fenollabbate, CŽcile Babiole, Xavier Leton, Christophe Bruno/Jimpunk, Isabel Saij, Ulrich Mathon, Hughes Rochette, Michael Sellam, Pascal Bruandet, Blue Screen, Pauline Desormire, Nicolas Clauss.
>>" Positions actuelles du Netart franais".
www.javamuseum.org ou www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature rŽalisŽ et organisŽ par Agricola de Cologne. Copyright © 2002. Touts droits rŽservŽs. *************************************** English text/Press Release JavaMuseum Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art (JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org JavaMuseum is happy to launch the new show in the framework of - 2nd of Java series - entitled "Actual Positions of French Netart".
When art is defined as world art, as a form of intercultural communication without national boarders, when art uses the World Wide Web as a medium and environment in a global context, is it allowed then to connect art or this exhibition, in particular, to the aspect of nationality?
Netart coming from France is widely unknown, yet.
This has different reasons. Like in some other countries, this new form of contemporary art seems also in this country not well accepted yet, which is also underlined by the fact that only a few institutions of art and higher education exist mainly focussed on art and New Media, but most relevant seems to be that different from other forms of contemporary art, language and its various forms plays an essential role in Netart.
The most accepted and dominating language for global communication, the New Media and the Internet, represents, however, English.
In this global context, language changed its meaning, its function goes far beyond of expressing merely national identity, even if is it did not loose this aspect on a local level.
Under these conditions one might ask: can Netart using language as a tool for expressing national identity be defined as art or Netart, at all, or does rather particularly this use probably enable new forms of expressing which can be understood on a non-verbal level also by people who do not speak the respective national language?
The show "Actual Positions of French Netart" makes it evident, there are a lot of talented artists who take the challenges and chances the Internet offers by creating art works which include strong conceptual components manifested in most individual ways.
Some of them use exclusively their native language, others try a bi-lingual way, and a third group takes the global aspect of the Internet and expresses itself in English.
Even if not all works can be understood by a non-francophone, the original and individual multimedia approach will impress by offering new aspects and perspectives.
As an ongoing project the show is based on an open call in Internet.
It will accept also in future at any time submissions of new artists which are not yet presented in the exhibition, in order to stay most actual and updated.
Following 25 artists are participating currently: Gregory Chatonsky, Cendres Lavy, Christophe Bruno, PATRICK-HENRI BURGAUD, Tamara Lai, Erational, Antoine Schmitt Xavier Malbreil, Thierry VendŽ, jimpunk, Xavier Cahen, Pacale Gustin Emilie Pitoiset, Fred Fenollabbate, Cecile Babiole Xavier Leton, Christoph Bruno/Jimpunk, Isabel Saij, Ulrich Mathon, Hughes Rochette Michael Sellam, Pascal Bruandet, Blue Screen, Pauline Desormire, Nicolas Clauss
"Actual Positions of French Netart" www.javamuseum.org ou www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature is an online show realized and curated by Agricola de Cologne. Copyright © 2002. All rights reserved. ****************************************** JavaMuseum Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art (JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs) www.javamuseum.org info@javamuseum.org Press press@javamuseum.org

Concern: Exhibition on JavaMuseum "Actual Positions of French Netart"
"Positions actuelles du Netart franais"

Hello participating artists,

The show is online now for preview.
çccess either from www.javamuseum.org startpage or directly from www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature/
Please check your contribution for eventual errors, this is particularly important connected to the bi-linguality of the project, and give me report, as soon as possible, if necessary.
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday) the project will be officially online and I will start the press campaign.
I would like to take the occasion to thank all of you very much for participating and hope that we will have the opportunity to collaborate in future another time.
For today all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne curator of "Actual Positions of French Netart" info@javamuseum.org