An Essay on the Diverse History of Interactive Arts
March 23, 2011/ 6.00pm
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Interactive arts emerged in the 1950-60s, when the western world was living through a fundamental socio-cultural transformation, and aesthetical paradigms changed together with it. Art dematerialized, destabilized, becameless defined, transformed itself into an event and became disordered. Escaping the confines of museums and galleries, art started being included in public spaces and becoming a part of community life, consonant to other commonplace wonders. Three elements—lack of materialism, transforming into an event, and the creative interaction of the viewer—became the most important means by which to distinguish the movement of art as an event from which interactive art evolved.
From Ryszard Kluszczyński’s book:
Interactive Art: From Art—Tools for Interactive Exhibits
Open Archive– the series of meetings with famous representatives of modern Polish art: artists, curators, critics and theorists, beganin the Polish Institute in Kyiv in 2006. Through Open Archive Pawel Althamer, Artur Zmijewski, Professor Grzegorz Kowalski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zbigniew Libera, Anda Rottenberg shared their thoughts.
Professor Kluszczyński’s article can be read in the next issue of the periodical Critica, published in Kyiv.
The Polish Institute in Kyiv extends their gratitude to Ms. Janina Prudenkofor her organizational assistance.