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/// from "Telepolis", 14 Dec 2001
/// http://www.heise.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/sa/11341/1.html




Opportunity makes the thief
Sensation around a net.art exhibition in Korea


by Tilman Baumgaertel 

Probably one shouldn’t give the passwords of a server to net.artists,
which are known for the theft of websites and the spreading of "art
viruses". The organizators of the net.art group exhibition Korea web
art, that showed among others the Critical Art Ensemble, Mark America,
Superbad and Entropy8Zuper!, made this error. 

In order to be able to load their contribution on the website of the
show, which takes place only in the Internet, they gave the access to
the computer to the Italian artist duo 0100101110101101.ORG.

They of course loaded some web pages on the computer. But in the night,
in which the exhibition was officially opened in the Net,
0100101110101101.ORG replaced Web-Art with Net.art and exchanged all the
directories on the server. The effect: the links of the opening site
brought to the wrong work of the wrong artists.

The ones who visited at that time the freshly "opened" website and for
example clicked the link to the work of Lisa Jevbratt, came to the one
of Motomichi Nakamura, who wanted to see the work of Critical Art
Ensemble, ended up on Superbad. Although the reworked website was online
only few hours, now unpleasant consequences threaten the ones involved.
Some artist complained to the curator Marc Voge, and also the Korean
Ministry for culture and tourism, which financed the exhibition, took
the incident badly. Now the action could cost even the job or at least a
financial punishment to Voge.

Marc Voge answered Telepolis only with the short comment "I love
everything 0100101110101101.ORG does on the Net". The punishing threats
meet a curator, who in the past stood out for his engagement in art in
the Internet. Marc Voge organized in the year 2000 the Web exhibition
Total Museum as completion of a contemporary art show, for which among
other things produced works by Jodi and Alexei Shulgin. "Korea web art"
should obviously continue this beginning. The solid exhibition with
renowned artists, which stands under the title "Alone Together", could
now be the last one of such presentations.

In the past, similar actions assured that art institutions gave
completely up with net.art. The net.art competition Extension of the
Hamburg Museum for Contemporary Art, for example, "was hacked" 1997 by
the Hamburg artist Cornelia Sollfrank, which sent several hundred works
by supposed net artists under fake names. The jury fell on the Fake, and
stood afterwards embarrassed.

Since that time that Hamburg Museum for Contemporary Art made no
exhibition and no competition of net.art anymore. The artists involved
were, as may be understood, not enthusiastic about the action: while
Sawad Brooks compared the action with the erased work of De Kooning by
Robert Rauschenberg, Steve Kurtz of the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE)
writes in an email the fact that "the work of CAE is without copyright
and therefore can be reworked into other works by everyone. That is at
any time possible - even with an "opening". However he criticizes that
Marc Voge finds himself in difficulties after this action and assumed
that therefore what concerned above all to the initiators was to promote
themselves: "There is nothing funny for an hacker to hack an artshow in
the Web. It seems that 0100101110101101.ORG wanted to place themselves
above all in the center of the whole exhibition, producing a storm in an
electronic water glass. Good publicity - no consequences."

Lisa Jevbratt however finds: "This is very typical net.art. Not more and
not less. So it was to be expected. In net.art it happens often to be
invited around inviting, and infiltrating."



Links

http://www.koreawebart.org
http://www.0100101110101101.ORG
http://www.heise.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/sa/7808/1.html
http://www.totalmuseum.org/webproject8.html
http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/aext/wettb.htm
http://www.obn.org/femext
http://www.critical-art.net




/// "El Pais", 20 Dec 2001
/// "El colectivo 01.ORG 'piratea' el sitio del Web Art Festival de
Corea" [ spanish ]
http://elpais.es/suple/ciberpais/articulo.html?d_date=20011220&xref=20011220elpciboci_3&type=Tes&anchor=elpciboci

/// "ExiWebArt", 6 Dec 2001
/// "Korea Web Art Festival: net art e hacking a Seoul" [ italian ]
http://www.exibart.com/IDNotizia3570.htm




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