"In the early 1970s in Italy, a new art magazine planned to set itself up in the form of a database of contemporary art events live. The idea was prompted by the development of creative languages between New York and Turin, Paris and Rome, which this project aimed to accurately testify. 

Data would respect artists: “Art is what we do, culture is what they do of us” (Carl Andre). After all, Arte Povera and Conceptual Art were the foundations of the 1960s on which this publishing project had formed itself, whose target was computer publishing. Personal computers were not yet available and then came a global economic crisis (’73). However, the artefact was de-materialized, the object was sublimated by the performing act, the idea was the engine of creative acts to share. This “perfect storm” required timely recordings..." (continue reading: dataarte.it

Vettor Pisani, Maschile Femminile e Androgino: Incesto e Cannibalismo in Marcel Duchamp, 1970