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Art Value, Data Economy

Data Economy screen interaction

numerical art

numerical paintings on canvas

digital On Kawara screens of Art Value

number art

postabstraction

Vygandas Simbelis aka Das Vegas


ART_VALUE

The project examines the notion of political economy in the realm of art processes, i.e. production, evaluation, circulation, and consumption. The economic standards and its influences on the art world and to creation, in general, is a key theme of the project. Critically appropriating principles of such dual discourse (capitalist influences, neoliberal values, political economy versus art), the artist seeks for a synthesis between those two different and opposite paradigms. The participant of the project activities is invited to rethink the existing connotations of those philosophical assumptions, elevating the moral and aesthetic values of such paradigm on a critical level.

It is a speculative project in the realms of post-conceptual art questioning artwork’s reception through economic principles, i.e. through rethinking the notion of the artwork as a commodity. It is also a critique of one of the main characteristics of the contemporary art world – the segregation of the art world and its public escalation of the monetary values.

The transformation from numerical aesthetics into monetary aesthetics appears in the change of values. The exposure of monetary value, a face value, happens in a common way – through the numbers. However, it is not just a simple exposure of numbers, in the way they appear - they contain a direct financial value. This turn brings more concrete financial means, reshaping and finalizing the numerical aesthetics with a punctuation sign and turning a whole number (integer) into a fractional number.

The project bridges the relations between art and art economy, this notion refers to the established understanding, means and tools of a financial world brought to the world of art. We may want to think from a hybridization perspective when both fields support each other’s aims in a constant loop. With a major focus and regard to the post-digital age, the artist is particularly interested in harnessing the hacking of structural systematic units through disrupting the system by its own means (Accelerationism and Accelerationist Aesthetics), with an aim for humanizing technology in its contiguity with and of its situatedness in the real world. In the following, the examination of infrastructural connotations increases the perceived humanization of technology and brings the awareness of the digital to rethink the surrounding world.

ART_VALUE is an enduring art project by artist Das Vegas since 2009, consisting of performances, exhibitions, installations, interventions, artwork production, critical designs, evocative experiences, network building, interactions, etc. It takes precedence in a variety of hybrid activities, but also elaborates on the post-digital condition involving hybridization of forms and formats, converging the digital and analog, manifesting in formalist and conceptual.


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The project we are working on now is Art_Value by artist Das Vegas. The project examines the notion of political economy in the realm of art processes, i.e. production, evaluation, circulation, and consumption. The economic standards and its influences on the art world and to creation, in general, is a key theme of the project. Critically appropriating principles of such dual discourse (capitalist influences, neoliberal values, political economy versus art), the artist seeks for a synthesis between those two different and opposite paradigms. The participant of the project activities is invited to rethink the existing connotations of those philosophical assumptions, elevating the moral and aesthetic values of such paradigm on a critical level.

Please visit ART VALUE project
ArtValue.org
Art Value ARTS coin presale
ICO.ArtValue.org
Artist Das Vegas portfolio
DasVegas.net
Research portfolio
Simbelis.com

THE FUTURE OF ART
Art Value is an online platform of innovative marketplace where Art and Numbers are created, distributed and traded. The project combines digital art with physical experience to explore values of Numbers.

We use blockchain technology to secure the market as well as generate unique artworks. With the Art Value – the Numbers Matter!

ICO
Art Value will distribute a portion of the total supply of ARTS to investors during our Initial Coin Offering (ICO). ARTS is Art Value’s fungible utility token. By investing you will also receive at least one Number in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT). The complete ICO will occur in four stages, each outlined below. For more information about ARTS, Numbers, and the technical vision of our project, please refer to our whitepaper.

For registration ArtValue.org ICO
and later for the Presale: Art Value ARTS coin and NFT
ICO.ArtValue.org

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