Art-Sports = Aesthletics
May 18, 2009 8:20 AM Subscribe
...many artists say their absurdist sports are an outgrowth of the contemporary art-world trend toward participatory art, which is intended to break down walls between artist and audience. But beyond the high-mindedness, the skinny-armed aesthetes also seem to be on a personal mission to reclaim sports from the bull-necked athletes of their youth.
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The NYT Fashion & Style section examines the trend of "art-sports,"
high concept games that are gaining in popularity amongst a demographic not typically know for their athletic endeavors.
Some practitioners have dubbed these games "aesthletics" and have established an Institute of Aesthlectics
for their promotion.
More information on some of the "art-sports" mentioned in the article:
-Circle Rules Football
-VikingBall Sure to be a MeFi favorite for the name alone.