MOGA: Museum of Glitch Aesthetics

From the Museum of Glitch Aesthetics catalog:


Whereas it’s true that the avant-garde artists and writers of the 20th century served a variety of artistic, social and political purposes, The Artist 2.0 is historically canonized in the Museum of Glitch Aesthetics as a collaborative and pseudonymous creative force whose collective body of works, though limited in number, have been able to employ networked and mobile media communication strategies unavailable to his radical predecessors.

According to online curator and performance artist Margot Kittler, the main aesthetic strategy of The Artist 2.0 is to create “an alternative dream world of inclusion where a utopian collective, comprised of networks of like-minded artists and intellectuals, use all available new media technologies to intervene in and/or disrupt global capitalist flows.”

The fictional personae who drive the energetic activity that powers these networks often turn to what Kittler refers to as “glitch aesthetics” as a way to undermine “the predictable protocols of exclusion” found in the upmarket commodity culture generally associated with the art market.

According to Kittler, “artists like 2.0 are on an aesthetic mission to disrupt mainstream perceptions of how these art market venues stage faux objective standards in determining the aesthetic value of a work of art.”

via MOGA: Museum of Glitch Aesthetics.