With inspiration from Gordon Matta-Clark's FOOD and the Museum of Jurassic Technology, M.River and T.Whid Art Associates present the Visual-Text Art Venue (V-TAV).
The V-TAV is an online gallery of text-based artwork which presents monthly group and solo shows of work by contemporary artists. The focus of the venue is contemporary text-based artwork which is composed only of ideas and words. No fonts, no design, no paper, no materials, no actual physical objects are essential to the work the V-TAV will show.
As a saw is transformed from a practical tool into a musical instrument through the manipulation of skilled hands, the nature of the V-TAV's mission will be defined by the artists who participate. We at the M.River and T.Whid Art Associates hope that the V-TAV will be a connecting point for various artistic communities online and off.
Being produced by the brow sweat of the artists involved and built by M.River and T.Whid Art Associates in conjunction with MT Print, the V-TAV is created without funding or support from outside sources. MT Art Associates are committed to presenting a full year's worth of programming in 1999. In order for the V-TAV to continue into the new millennium, financial, office support, and server resources are needed. Donations or any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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