i am having trouble wtih the concept of art agency but
when i googled "art agency' our yasmin discussion is now
in the top ten links..is this an action ?
meanwhile the discussion has reminded me of the work of artist randall
packer when he set up the US departement of art and technology
The US Department of Art & Technology promotes media art, cultural
growth, the artist voice in reshaping public policy, and improved
aesthetic standards for all Americans by working in partnership with
business, universities, communities and art schools to:
– Build for the future and promote U.S. competitiveness in the global
art marketplace by strengthening and safeguarding the nation's
– Insure that the artist as visionary, as social revolutionary, has
voice in the national dialogue;
– Confront corporate control of mass media;
– Keep American media art competitive with cutting-edge science and
technology through an unrivaled information base;
– Provide effective management and stewardship of the nation's
cultural resources and assets in the field of art and technology to
ensure sustainable artistic opportunities.
The Department of Art and Technology touches the daily lives of
Americans in many ways -- it makes possible the utopian principles
that transform our existence; it facilitates technology that artists
use in the studio every day; it supports the development, gathering
and transmitting of information essential to the virtualization of
Government systems; it makes possible the diversity of artists and
artworks found in America's (and the world's) galleries and museums;
and it supports revolutionary doctrines for the communities in which
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