Monday, March 26, 2007
In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes
Pascal Gielen eagerly signing a copy of his book "Een Omgeving voor Actuele Kunst" for Kris Motmans on 26 march 2004 in Gent, Belgium. I was a stakeholder and proof reader for this book and named this blog after it.
15 minutes of fame (or famous for 15 minutes) is an expression coined by the American artist Andy Warhol. It refers to the fleeting condition of celebrity that attaches to an object of media attention, then passes to some new object as soon as the public's attention span is exhausted. It is often used in reference to figures in the entertainment industry and other areas of popular culture.