0-Day on Why Art Theft Is Good

0-Day at Eyebeam (Photo courtesy The Observer)

Last night at Eyebeam in Chelsea, Jeremiah Johnson and Don Miller met up to give a lecture on the ethics of stealing art. The two co-founded 0-Day Art, an online gallery that deals in net art, or artwork that uses the Internet as its medium. But unlike other galleries, they don’t sell the work. These self-styled Robin Hoods of Internet trade in net art in an effort to keep it free and available to the public, even if that means taking it by illicit means from the artist. Their lecture was the first in a series organized in conjunction with an online-only exhibition called “C.R.E.A.M.,” which is accessible during the month of April. As the purpose of “C.R.E.A.M.” (an acronym for “cash rules everything around me”) is to present work by artists who are engaged in open-source art while exploring the issue of establishing value for Internet-based artwork, 0-Day Art was a perfect fit. Read More