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Jonas Lund: The Paintshow
One thousand of the highest ranked paintings from The Paintshop.biz collection will be presented at the Van Abbemuseum Studio from the 12th to the 19th of December. The exhibition will include works by influential artists ranging from Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Mondrian, and Georgia O’Keefe.
Since the launch in June 2012, The Paintshop.biz spawned over 3,000 unique paintings by more than 1,500 different authors. The Paintshop.biz is an online real-time drawing tool, every painting is the result of a collaborative effort. Once the painting is signed and saved, it’s ranked accordingly. The person who signed it, becomes its official author and owner, while the shared canvas resets to white.
The rank of each painting is determined by using the PaintRank algorithm. The algorithm determines the reputation of the author and the popularity of the work itself by analyzing a set of factors such as the Artfacts ranking of the author, the amount of Facebook Likes and retweets the painting receives, the Google PageRank of the title, and the painting’s provenance including age, sales record and exhibition history. The painting’s rank sets the price; making the highest ranked painting the most expensive.
All paintings are available for sale throughout the exhibition-period. Once sold, the painting is immediately taken down and handed to its new owner, thereby changing the exhibition and increasing the ranking of the painting.
Kindly Supported by Baltan Laboratories, Eyebeam, Van Abbemuseum and Piet Zwart Institute.
Museums of the Future
|14/12/2012 20:45 to 22:15|
Friday 14 December, 20:45
Plaza Futura, Eindhoven
Entrance: 5 euro (including one drink!)
The international conference at the Van Abbemuseum includes a special public event on 14 December organized by Baltan Laboratories and Plaza Futura. You can buy your tickets online via the Plaza Futura website or by following this link.
What happens if the Museum of the Future becomes more social, open, co-produced, personalized, augmented, and outside, beyond its own walls? It seems certain that this will happen in more or less concrete forms, but how will this impact the institute, the infrastructure of museums, and moreover the content that museums produce?
Moderators of the Born Digital conference, together with professionals working in the field of practice and theory of art, will shed light on the future and show their favourite (sci-fi) visions of museums in the future. Based on the conference topics, another future may be predicted.
The film Museum Futures: Distributed explores a genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets and academies. See a preview of the film online . For the first time in the Netherlands the full length version of this film will be screened.
More information http://www.baltanlaboratories.org/borndigital/museums-of-the-future/
International shared residency between Baltan Laboratories and Eyebeam.
|19/11/2012 15:00 to 19/12/2012 15:00|
Jonas Lund started his shared residency at Eyebeam in September, and will continue the residency in the Van Abbemuseum studio from 19 November until 19 December. The residency is organized around the theme of ‘Cultural Economies’. To that end, Lund will explore sustainable money-making models, primarily for net artists working online. His discoveries and research results will be documented and shared in a true open source spirit.
“There’s five major ways for companies (and individuals) to make a profitable model; Advertisement, Subscription, Royalties, Freemium and Crowd Sourcing, all coming with their own set of problems and benefits. Looking at the art world at large, artists are making money by Sales, Commissions and Sponsorship (private or governmental), which is hard for any artist and even more so for artists working with net art, as it’s less probable that any of the above methods will generate a steady income until you’ve reached a certain level of success.”
“The background to my interest in monetization of net art is connected to the outcomes of The Paintshop, which is successful in the collaborative creational process; since its launch, it has produced over 2,500 paintings but it performs rather poorly in regards of sales. So instead of looking how I could optimize the market aspect of the Paintshop, I will explore the larger context. What’s the incentives for purchasing net art online? What’s the value of such purchase and what’s the most important parameters to the value/incentive ratio?”
Jonas Lunds’ work explores the performance of time within networked systems and our shared online experiences. Lund graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2009 and is currently pursuing a master at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. His latest projects include The Paintshop.biz, Selfsurfing are an attempt to break the Guiness World Book Of Records of most comments on a Facebook post.
Baltan Session: The Tools Series #7
|12/12/2012 to 13/12/2012|
TOOLS SERIES: CD-ROM Hackathon
A workshop led by Ben Fino-Radin (US)
Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 December 2012
time: 11:00 – 17:00
location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
workshop fee: 15 euro for two days, includes lunch/coffee/tea
This hands-on workshop will present attendees with strategies for capturing and preserving the contents of CD-ROMs, and offer the skills and knowledge necessary for emulating obsolete hardware and operating systems in order to run, document, and interact with these materials.
The CD-ROM is a medium that occupies a particularly unique moment in the history of technology and artistic production. In the mid-90’s – the world wide web as a platform was not yet capable of providing the rich, immersive, multimedia experience that artists desired. Simultaneously, this period witnessed the proliferation of personal computers that came equipped with CD-r drives, causing CD-ROM art to flourish as a form of creation and distribution. Artists created very diverse works, ranging from virtual spaces to game-like experiments, interactive music environments to literature and hypertext presentations. Within an individual practice CD-ROMs often have a very special place: sometimes they are a unique interactive ‘exception’ in the career of the artist (Laurie Anderson, Michael Snow), other times they are part of a long series of works in different media (JODI, Antoni Muntadas).
These works face significant threats in terms of longevity and permanent access. The CD medium itself, especially artist-produced CD-Rs, is unstable, often not standing the test of time. Furthermore, the medium as a physical carrier is in the early stages of obsolescence – in the near future, more and more personal computers do not come equipped with optical media drives. Finally, the software contained on the media is often completely obsolete and will not function on contemporary operating systems.
COLLECTING AND PRESENTING BORN-DIGITAL ART
|14/12/2012 to 15/12/2012|
|COLLECTING AND PRESENTING BORN-DIGITAL ART. A matter of translation and (historical) knowledge.
A working conference organized by Baltan Laboratories in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum
Eindhoven, 14 – 15 December 2012
“Why is it still easier to get an entire museum collection on the Internet than to get a single work of Internet-based art in a museum space?”
This question was posed during a book launch of the Viennese curator’s collective Context in August 2011. It very clearly points to one of the sore spots in the discussion of why there is so little digital art in museums collections. Although it is common to use digital technologies for information exchange both inside the museum and outside, through distributing content through their websites and social media platforms, the presentation and presence of digital art in museum collections is still rare.
This working conference will address significant changes in contemporary artistic production by facilitating knowledge exchange between different art worlds. Through discussions and analyzing several case studies we aim to increase understanding of each other’s aesthetics, art historical links, economies, technical challenges and organizational structures.
Baltan Laboratories and Van Abbemuseum will host a two day working conference. The sessions will be led by, among others: Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham (CRUMB), Annie Fletcher (Van Abbemuseum), Ben Fino-Radin (Rhizome), Paulien ‘t Hoen and Gaby Wijers (SBMK/NIMk), Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum of American Art), Edward Shanken (University of Memphis), Jill Sterrett (SFMoma).
The international conference is by invitation only. In the evening of Friday December 14th, a public event with international presentations is taking place in Plaza Futura, in Eindhoven.
Visit the conference website for more info.