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EMAF 2013

Igor Štromajer at EMAF 2013 (European Media Art Festival) in Osnabrück:
Saturday, 27 April 2013


Omissive Art
by Igor Štromajer

EMAF 2013

1. Statement:

Omissive Art (Unterlassungskunst) is an active creative process of being passive. The most radical artistic action an artist can do today, is the one he/she does not do. Therefore, my basic mission is not to do art. That is, to do art, by not doing it. The only artistic value of my art is the absence of art. Therefore I call: Make love, not art!

2. Equation:


To find the art, you multiply the time by the square of the force.

3. Related Quotations:

“I don’t want it to be essentially the same – I want it to be exactly the same. Because the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.” Andy Warhol

“I have nothing to say and I’m saying it. The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all.” John Cage

“I have no special message. I wish I did. It would be great if I had one.” Andy Warhol

4. False Examples:

Expunction – deleting net art works:

Ego Massage:

0§n 3Šé×F= Miá:

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— Igor Štromajer at EMAF 1998:

EMAF 1998

— Igor Štromajer at EMAF 2002:

EMAF 2002

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| 1995-2007 | 2008-2014 |

Igor Štromajer –
Intimate Mobile Communicator

Since 1989, Igor Štromajer aka Intima has shown his artistic work at more than a 120 exhibitions in  60 countries and received a number of international awards. His works are included  in the permanent  collections of  the Centre Pompidou, Paris;  the MNCA Reina Sofía, Madrid;  Moderna galerija, LJ; Computerfinearts, NY;  Maribor Art Gallery.

Deleting Net Art Works

Ego Massage – Ceci n'est pas de l'art

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