Permanent Art is a stage in art developing from late xxth century after the inception of 2D and 3D digital image

and object creation. It belongs in a post-spectacular period, deriving from the assumption and use of the new

media by artists along with other proficiencies, concepts and fabrication, in the aftermath of a long artistic

cycle based upon appropriation and management as the foundation of the artistic artifact.

Permanent Art naturally confronts contemporary art at its roots, its ten tenets being:




1. There is no ready-made, there is no appropriation: there is creation;

2. There is no tamed beauty: there is original and singular existence;

3. There is no spectacle-ideology: there is substance, content and authenticity;

4. There is no mediatic management, no relational art: there is permanent production and presentation;

5. There is no manageable art: there is intelligibility;

6. There is no legitimization through communication and territory: there is art anywhere;

7. There is no style, there is no plastic signature: there is thought and poetics;

8. There is no modus operandi: there is individual action and multiplicity;

9. There is no art-currency: there is the work 's just reason by itself;

10. There are no dominant cultures: there is identic value; the art work is individual and contextual. .





Lisbon, Christmas 2013

Jorge Castanho, Art Researcher