The Anonymous Art Awards

This work is an online performance
which could only be realised using the internet as medium;
it was originally published on art lists in the appendix below.

The event described actually happened
and is relived anew by each visitor to this project.

The Anonymous Art Awards
presented by Miklos Legrady and OCAD Student 2225233,
along with Those Who Wish To Remain Anonymous.

The Anonymous Art Awards will celebrate and honor those artists
who have shown excellence this year but wish to remain anonymous.

The art community, while an endearing crowd,
like all groups will enforce their own sense of social conformity.
Some artists on the other hand are shy, socially inept, or badly confused.

Anonymous art could be more interesting than art history; it's a known fact.
This is an opportunity to let your imagination soar
to what those anonymous works would be, could be... if we could see them.

Awards will be presented in all media categories.
Unfortunately, the artwork could lead to indentifying the artists,
so no work may be entered in the competition or shown to the public.

Since the winners wish to remain anonymous, there'll be no need for prizes,
or walking up to the podium under the glare of spotlights.

In fact, since the winners won't show up at all,
there's no point in expensive award presentations,
which have been very successfully cancelled.

Thank you all for participating.

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