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Re: <nettime> 'Wikipedia Art' Wikipedia entry deleted 15 February 2009
jaromil on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:29:25 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> 'Wikipedia Art' Wikipedia entry deleted 15 February 2009

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re all,

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:12:47AM -0500, Greg J. Smith wrote:
> Andreas Broeckmann wrote:
> > i think that this says much about what the wikipedia system thinks
> > about itself, and  Wikipedia Artists will have to  realise that it
> > might practically be more difficult to realise Wikipedia Art than,
> > for instance, Land Art, or Internet Art, or Video Art. For obvious
> > reasons.  The same  might be  true  of Walmart  Art that  somebody
> > wishes to  realise in  Walmart stores, or  (formerly) KGB  Art, or
> > uninvited International  Red Cross Art happening  in IRC hospitals
> > and then asking for the scissors.
> There   is   no    curatorial   equivalent   of   Deletionism   (see
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deletionism ),  although I guess land
> art could get bulldozed.

Deletionists should be more relaxed: when let alone art might simply
crack by itself, as it happened yesterday to Toyo Ito's "fountain" in
Pescara http://is.gd/jOPz

anyway there is maybe an equivalent in "Media Art" already, with
the episode of Janez Jansa performance at Transmediale 2008
quickly re-admitted after the polemics gained momentum

> >From the Meta-Wiki article on Deletionism:
> "Deletionism is a philosophy held by some Wikipedians that favors
> clear and relatively rigorous standards for accepting articles,
> templates or other pages to the encyclopedia... They are more likely
> to suggest that it is unnecessary to create individual articles
> on topics that are difficult or impossible to reliably expand
> in adherence to the verifiability and citation policies of the
> encyclopedia."

then it might be interesting to confront Deletionism with the making
of a new article on Holocaust Denial (H-Leugnung) on the German


(and BTW was the guy that hammered the toe of Michelangelo's David in
Firenze a "Deletionist Artist"?)


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