the makers of JavaMuseum decided in 2010 to prove, whether the museum should be continued as a living organism or better become an historical monument of digital and virtual art.
Even if “netart” will never be “dead” as one possible artistic expression by dealing with technologies used in Internet, also because technology changes and develops further on and in this way also its artistic use, the Internet was never explored substantially as a medium in art, and this has many reasons.
While the real high time of “netart” was already in 2004, there was actually no real artistic further development, although technology had an enormous speed of development since then. This does not mean, that artists would not use the Internet and create Internet based art applications, but the artistic development is far behind the technological speed, and in a certain way, like fashion “netart” is continously repeating itself.
JavaMuseum saw itis goal in being a promotor and encourage artists
by giving them the chance to receive the audience of the World Wide Web. But art needs to be created by the artists themselves, and this obviously came to its limits.
This again does not mean, that tomorrow, next year or in ten years, Internet based art would’t get probably a real re-vival sometimes, but currently there lie no perspectives in maintaining JavaMuseum active.
JavaMuseum was since its foundation in 2000, not only a virtual museum for virtual art, and one of a few of its kind, but it was simultaneously always also a piece of Internet based art itself created by Agricola de Cologne. And this piece of art is now officially completed in its incomplete way, typically for a context without beginning and end.
By deciding for an in-active status, JavaMuseum will become from 1 January 2013 on an historical monument aimed to keep vivid not only JavaMuseum as a virtual museum of virtual art, and honour the art works and artists active in this field, but basically also the idea and ideal of the artistic self-determination and the creation of an activating, alternative type art working outside of the usual market strategies in contemporary art.
In this way, JavaMuseum will be also the museum of lost, but not forgotten ideals.
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
founder, developer and director of JavaMuseum
Between 1 January and 31 December 2010,
JavaMuseum was celebrating its 10th anniversary by releasing
the ongoing journal “Celebrate”,
featuring 102 artists and including more than 300 netart pieces
Now after its completion, “Celebrate!” is representing another
excellent resource of netart created by JavaMuseum,
dedicated this time to the periode since 2004.
“Celebrate!” includes netart works by following artists –>
On 11 January, JavaMuseum launched the netart features of 2010 as the daily journal “Celebrate”!http://2010.javamuseum.org
posting the first artists/works –>
Russet Leberman (USA), Natalie Perrin (F), Qohtaiwoo (China), Andre Sier (AR), Rebecca Young (Australia), Ida Julsen (Norway), Erika Linkoln (Canada). Celebrate! will feature each day another netartist during 2010.
Happy New Year! – Happy JavaMuseum 2010! – Happy NewMediaFest’2010!
10 Years JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
In 2010, JavaMuseum will intensify its activities in the framework of NewMediaFest’2010. All the numerous planned features will be organised as the “Journal” – Celebrate starting on 4 Janaury 2010.
It i s planned to feature each day another artist whose work is focussed on netart – including the pioneers from the early days of netart, as well as those who started working only recently.
But JavaMuseum will also spotlight the numerous earlier realised netart features and competitions in order to give the audience an idea of the richness of a widely underestimated art genre, called netart.
In 2010, JavaMuseum is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Actually founded in autumn 2000, JavaMuseum started in the beginning of 2001 its pioneerlike work in promoting “netart”, at that time, a new art genre, yet.
During 10 years, JavaMuseum initiated and organised more than 20 showcases of “netart” in a global context, as an expression of a new global culture.
JavaMuseum incorporates more than 350 artists and more than 1000 net art works. In this way, JavaMuseum houses a very important collection of netart pieces.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, JavaMuseum would like to invite all friends to celebrate 10 years of continuity in the new arts.
JavaMuseum will start in January 2010 an anniversary series of features and showcases to be released during the year.
JavaMuseum is glad to be part in the new exhibition project to be planned by The Network, entitled: Draft Title SHOAH.
Together with A Virtual Memorial, VideoChannel and SoundLAB, JavaMuseum will be responsible for different digital media, in the case of JavaMuseum, it is Internet and computer based art.
The exhibition is planned to be launched in November 2010 in Germany, and shown in different European countries in 2011-2012.
The new project blog is now online on–> http://dts.engad.org