Posted 5th May 2017
The Intentists have begun a new project of mini 'bitesize' videos all about Intentism. They feature on Youtube under 'Intentist Bites.' Each video is around two minutes and look both at Intentist theory and practice.
Take a look at Intentist Bites 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yRv0bA6_Sg
Posted 15th December 2016
In Documenting Performance (published by Bloomsbury) Newall, H, Skinner, A and Taylor, A describe Intentist theory as being fundamental to understanding photographic documentation of performance:
In repositioning the photographer as being as important as the artist or work being documented, the debate should perhaps draw on the school of Intentism as defined by Pelosi:
(Intentists) believe that their artwork is able to convey their artistic intention to their intended audience...As a movement it both recognizes and celebrates the relationship between an artist's creation and its creator.
The book will be out in 2017.
Low resolution copies of the work are shown at www.paulsewter.com.
Limited Edition print's of the original works are available to buy - see the website for details.
An article appeared in New Scientist Magazine (17th November 2012 ed.)en titled ‘Getting all emotional: Computers are learning how abstract art moves us, and could use that to enhance their own masterpieces‘.
Here is a quote from it:
ECSTASY. Joy. Sadness. Despair. The sweeping lines and blocks of colour in abstract art prompt us to respond emotionally in ways that we do not really understand. Now computers are getting in on the act, and the results could add a new dimension to the weird world of artificial creativity.
The article describes a study whereby computers are able to predict what emotions are triggered by various colours and forms that may challenge the pluralist interpretative beliefs held by postmodern philosophy.
In response to this article artist Trevor Barton (http://www.trevorbarton.co.uk) and Dr Christian Honey DPhil (Oxon) Institute of Biomedical Engineering have written the piece 'Work of Art in the Age of A.I. and Neuroscience'.You can read this article in the Academic documents section under 'Reading'
His artistic career began as a signboard painter in India before he followed his dream to become a student of Fine Art. Graduating from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and Wimbledon College of Arts, London, his determination to succeed as an artist led to renowned fellow artist Govinda Dongol, to dub him, ‘Lion Heart’.
Govinda’s new paintings are based on fantastical cloud formations and tumultuous skies, which he depicts through large expansive canvases. His free-flowing works invite the viewer to consider space, the passage of time and light and dark.
Govinda’s intention is to demonstrate the invisible by means of the visible.
Govinda has also been interviewed by the BBC World service concerning this exhibition.
Intentism to this day, comprises 59 artists, architects, musicians and philosophers. We are from England, India, Ireland, South America, North America and Asia.
Early 2008First artists get together concerned about Intention. Are known as Intentists.
April 2009 Founding of Intentism Publishing House.
Publication of manifesto' Intentism:Resurrection of the author' Can be purchased on Amazon, WH Smiths, British Library etc
Spring 2009 Intentism on list of speakers for CSM Cochrane theatre.
May 2009 Interview with Professor Colin Lyas. (On Youtube.)
Spring 2009 Interview with The University of Arts magazine. (Sent to over 100,000 alumni)
July 2009. University of the Arts, Alumni weekend Panel discussion on Intentism. Speakers include Vittorio Pelosi, Prof. Paisley Livingston (author of art and Intention) and Stephen Carter (Head of 3rd Year CSM)
Autumn 2009. Interviews with some of the most prominent philosophers concerned with Intentionality in the world today: Paisley Livingston, Jerrold Levinson, William Irwin, and Robert Stecker.
October 2009 Fine Art America website discover movement. In one day over 20 different blog entrants. One critic uploads a cartoon satirizing Intentism.
October 2009. London newspaper article on movement.
24th October. First Intentist Exhibiton and Conference, St. Anne's, Soho.
4th December 2009. Full length feature article in London newspaper.
December 2009. Intentism communication with Professor John Searle (of Chinese Room fame)
December 2009. Intentism communication with Professor Noam Chomsky.
January 2010. Brian Sewell provides contacts of various media art critics to help promote.
January 2010. Intentism is accepted on Wikipedia.
February 2010. Launch of sister website www.intentismcommunity.webs.com
Late February 2010. Intentism to be interviewed by 1st Angel website. The art website will ask for questions from Fine Art America website. The website has had Charles Saatchi contribute and has participated in BBC art programming.
Posted the 4th December 2009
New Talks Announced...
- Open Forum for advice on fashion and retail: Harold Tillman, Fashion Entrepreneur and Chair of the British Fashion Council.
Full event listings and details on how to book will be sent with the Alumni Magazine in May. Keep an eye out for further details in future bulletins. For more information contact Sally Ford.