Wednesday, 24 January 2007

MILTOS MANETAS 'INTERNET PAINTINGS' AT BDELAB









MILTOS MANETAS
INTERNET PAINTINGS
Saturday January 27, 2007, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
The exhibition will remain open until Saturday March 9th, 2007
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM

"It would be certainly a very foolish thing: try paint the Internet, start making oil-on-canvas paintings out of the computer world." William S. Burroughs, 1996

Manetas began working on the Internet Paintings in 2002. The Internet Paintings are two oil on canvas paintings measuring 100 x 150 inches (250 x 380 cms) each. Both paintings, one dark (as in Off) and the other bright (as in On), are painted collages of pages from the Internet. As these sites are always appearing, changing, and disappearing the surface of the paintings also evolves. They are infinite paintings; Manetas updates them regularly by painting any new websites he finds worthy of representation. A sentimental landscape of technology, an always-changing biography of the internet and of himself, the computer screen becomes a window for new and unexplored worlds: many of the websites represented are there because they have changed the way we use the internet, other websites are internet artworks created by Manetas or his friends who use the internet as their studio and exhibition place, finally other websites are a reflection of moments of Manetas life.

Miltos Manetas was born in Athens, Greece. He currently lives and works between Milan, London, Los Angeles and Paris. Manetas has produced oil paintings of wires, cables and computer hardware. Impatient with critics and curators who had yet to come up with a new "-ism" for a new art movement that reflected our times, Manetas hired Lexicon Branding, a California firm responsible for creating product names as Powerbook and Pentium, to create a new name for this new movement. In May 2000, during a packed press conference at the Gagosian Gallery in New York - and a panel of intellectuals and scientists to provide analysis of the term -- Manetas unveiled a new word for the new art movement. It was a computer voice that made the announcement: “Ladies and Gentleman, the new name for contemporary art is NEEN. We hope that you like it!”

http://www.internetpaintings.com
http://www.manetas.com
http://www.neen.org
http://www.fataltotheflesh.com by Rafael Rozendaal
http://www.paranoidturnaround.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.jacksonpollock.org by Miltos Manetas
http://www.jesusswimming.com by Miltos Manetas
http://www.romanticus.com by Mai Ueda
http://www.biglongnow.com by Rafael Rozendaal
http://www.untitled by Mike Calvert
http://www.shenevertoldherlove.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.thisisneen.org by Joel Fox
http://www.oneaftertheother.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.angelidakis.com by Andreas Angelidakis
http://www.iamveryverysorry.com by Rafael Rozendaal
http://www.fourfortyfour.com by Miltos Manetas, animation Geoff Stearns
http://www.nosquito.biz by Rafael Rozendaal (turn up your volume)
http://www.elasticenthusiastic.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.togetherness.org by Mai Ueda
http://www.vaiavanti.com by Rafael Rozendaal
http://www.alldaydoingnothing.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.whatremainsisfuture.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.papertoilet.com by Rafael Rozendaal
http://www.neenis.com by Steven Schkolne
http://www.nakituminayashi.com by Nikola Tosic
http://www.blue wave building by Andreas Angelidakis
http://www.maninthedark.com by Aaron Clinger and Miltos Manetas
http://www.tryingsohard.net by Angelo Plessas
http://www.angleviner.com by Joel Fox
http://www.kosuth.com by Miltos Manetas
http://www.mspaintporn.net by Unknown
http://www.philosophyinthebedroom.com by Mai Ueda
http://www.educational-sticker.com by Nikola Tosic
http://www.schkolnenumber.com by Steven Schkolne
http://www.thoughtsofafishinthedeepsea.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.everythingyouseeisinthepast.com by Rafael Rozendaal
http://www.futureisfake.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.iwannabuysomeclothes.com by Mai Ueda
http://www.itsout.org by Scott Snibbe
http://www.youngboysatmidnight.com by Tobias Bernstrup
http://www.melookingatyou.com by Angelo Plessas
http://www.oneaftertheother.com by Angelo Plessas