Robert Atkins on Thu, 13 Apr 2000 05:20:54 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> eBay Art on the Media Channel

"Art AS Auction"

eBay, the online auction site, has become a winning combination: it's
profitable, addictive and riding high on the stock market. What's more,
MediaChannel Media Arts Editor Robert Atkins, it's an art form. From Cary
Peppermint selling himself as an art medium to art students selling gallery
space, conceptual art via eBay is practically a genre unto itself. But are
these artists actually challenging the "cultural illness" represented by a
site that allows everyone a piece of the e-commerce action, or are they
just being consumed by it themselves?

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