Interactive Video Installation
Who is it that decides what is considered contemporary art? Is it the critic, the curator, the gallerist, the collector or the public?
Art critic Arthur C. Danto claims that globalism is responsible for bringing us to the point where art no longer exists, and that anything can now be declared art.
New media have upstaged traditional techniques such as painting, graphic art and sculpture, and so works of art have grown beyond physical limitations and can now be manifested in the online virtual world through the dimensions of sound and time.
The interactive video installation explores the question of authorship of the artistic work in modern artistic production. Is it the funder, ministries, foundations, sponsors, and is the artist constantly prostituting himself to abide by the concepts dictated by these institutions? What is left of the freedom and authenticity in today's art production? How much time is left for production, given that the artist spends most of their time dealing with mundane tasks of bureaucracy, which is crucial to secure funding for the production of the artwork? Are members of the professional milieu surrounding the artist, the custodians and curators, in fact coauthors of the artwork? Who is who and is that even important anymore these days?
Denis Mavrič (1974) is an alumna of the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. She works in creative industries, conceptualization of exhibition venues and event scenography. She is currently enrolled in the postgraduate course of Media Art and Practice at the School of Arts at the University of Nova Gorica, with a focus on contemporary artistic practices.