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Featured in an exhibition of Wikipedia Art

We are currently installing an art exhibition of work by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern at Furtherfield Gallery in London. It features Wikipedia Art.
Your comment makes a fine contribution to the show.

Thank you: )

Marc and Ruth, Furtherfield

Image:Wikipedia_Art_Installation.jpg‎ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ruthcatlow (talkcontribs) 11:26, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

LOL. I can’t believe that people are still interested in this. It all seems a bit, well, silly. I would have liked to have seen them use the MediaWiki software (on their own website) as a platform for collaborative art rather than focus on an aspect that seems to be little more than a provocation or a stunt, with no obvious actual artwork resulting. I know a lot of great artists have enjoyed pulling stunts but it takes more than a few stunts to be be a great artist. I guess I should be seeing this more in a performance art context, where the nature of the actual artwork can be elusive. If it is on the wall of an actual art gallery then I can hardly say it isn’t art without sounding like one of the twits who complained about Carl Andre, and I wouldn’t want that. 😉 It will be interesting to hear what other people make of it. No promises, but I might try to drop by the gallery myself and see it all in context. —DanielRigal (talk) 20:59, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

I think you’re right.
It’s useful to think of Wikipedia Art as artistic provocation that explores and performs the formation and use of networks in contemporary life.
We would be honoured to welcome you the gallery with a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Nathaniel and Scott are here till tomorrow if you would like to meet them. They are not nearly as waggish as you might expect.

Respect : )

Marc and Ruth, Furtherfield — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ruthcatlow (talkcontribs) 12:35, 27 May 2011 (UTC)