Immortality of the artwork.


The german-american philospher Hannah Arendt states that artwork is "potentially" immortal. The immortality of the artwork is an immortal principle. If it lasts, it is partly because it is useless, or at least because its value does not come to its possible usefulness. "It is not made for men, but for the world," said Hannah Arendt.


Some Contemporary Artists working on immortality.


Lin Pey Chwen is an art professor and director of Digital Art Lab at the National Taiwan University of Arts show in her solo exhibition in 2011 “Eve Clone Series”.
The figure serves as a metaphor for natural disasters caused by endless development of science and technology. 

The work “Portrait of Eve Clone” will be presented in 3D hologram format framed in acrylic board. Through the frame, Eve Clone looks like a speciman, however, when people come closer and walk around her, her eyes will follow them, which makes Eve look alive.
In this work the artist would like to express the tension between Organic Nature and Inorganic Technology.


Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck produces monumental and hyperrealistic sculptures where men or infants become equal to gods or heroes. It is like the heroic pathos of monumental sculpture.

Two Women, 2005

Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn, DNA Garden (2001), contains the DNA of over 75 plant species, as well as two human beings, a recreation of the Garden of Eden on the cellular level.


Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan, "Whatever happens once the work is completed, it doesn't belong to you any longer. We have no longer a control over it. The work must fight for itself and define itself"

Now 2004