Portrait Oliver Laric

VVORK was one of the first influential image blogs in the art world. Founded by Oliver Laric and a group of artist friends in 2006, it sparked heated debates about whether it was even possible to properly experience art online. But the Austrian­ born artist has never been interested in the difference between digital and real. Laric makes 3D scans of historical sculptures and other objects available to download for free, and arranged for the ban on photography of Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze in the Vienna Secession to be lifted temporarily. In his work, he questions the privileged authority of established art institutions.

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