internet is an open space where the difference between "art" and "not art" has become blurred as never before in XX century. that's why there are so few "artists" in this space. there is possibility of misinterpretation and loss of "artistic" identity here. this might be welcome. there are no familiar art institutions and infrastructures here. internet art is not well paid so far... the equal possibilities of www presentations blur these boundaries even more. hierarchies are built differently but how?

what is www art - is it public art? advertising? more data noise? does it have anything to do with galleries and critics? do we want it?


MOSCOW WWWART CENTRE
has founded an award:
WWWART MEDAL



we give it to web-pages that were created not as art works but gave us definite "art" feeling. it may help art to be noticed on the net. we also have attached found criticism to the found sites in order to test old hierarchical sign systems and language against new.




WWWART AWARD WINNERS







21.01.1998
FOR LEAVING US A NICE MESSAGE




FOLDERS
04.01.1998
FOR REVEALING STRUCTURES




C^*[y
17.10.1997
FOR PRACTICE IN DEFINING BEAUTY




http://www.philosophy.com
10.09.1997
FOR CREATING A BETTER PHILOSOPHY




Dark Lands/Atlantis/comp
25.05.1997
FOR SINCERITY




Happy Birthday Sofi
15.05.1997
FOR EXPRESSION OF TRUE LOVE

Found Criticism


Where-oh-where has Jeff been?
09.04.1997
FOR RESPECT TO HISTORY



H.E.@.V.E.N
(Netscape 3.0)
24.02.1997
FOR MODERATION

Found Criticism


Java Flash
16.02.1997
FOR FLASHING

Found Criticism


http://www.fe.msk.ru/~slobin/misc/jslife.htm
17.01.1997
FOR HELPING UNDERSTANDING WHAT NET ART IS AND WHAT IT IS NOT

Found by Alexander Nikolaev
I guess no Found Criticism possible


Concise Guide to Some Common Traffic Signs of the World
16.10.1996
FOR A RESEARCH IN TOURISTIC SEMIOTICS

Found by Heath Bunting and Vuk Cosic
Found Criticism


Nice One But Not Real
18.06.1996
FOR CORRECT USAGE OF PINK COLOURS

Found Criticism


Dr. Michael Klein
16.06.1996
"for a usage of the homepage-concept
that transcends traditional notions of subjectivity and authorship"

Found by Andreas Broeckmann


Dies ist ein Test
02.04.1996
FOR HONEST CONFRONTING AN IDENTITY CRISIS

Found Criticism


Women pictured on Korean War Nose Art - Page 2
01.04.1996
FOR SUBTLE PLAY WITH SEXUAL SYMBOLISM

Found Criticism


Home Front
4. 03. 1996
FOR VALIANT PSYCHEDELICS

Found by Tania Detkina
Found Criticism


AKADEMGORODOK. GALLERY 3
3.02. 1996
FOR INNOCENCE

Found Criticism


RANDOM CAMERA
1.01.1996
FOR APPROACHING TO INFINITY




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