12 February 2015
Gallery One at STCFTHOTS, Leeds, UK
‘Free Things’ is a show of works made by people selected and invited from the curators Facebook Friend list. Orchestrated primarily through Facebook Messenger; the constant exchange between artists and collation of ideas explores the potential of an instant networking system. For some of the artists; this was the first time we’d ever spoken. Asking people to essentially donate works meant artists would be surrendering ideas and financial gain for the collective concensus.
Exploiting the capabilities of this social media engine and the role it now plays in our day to day lives. Questioning the role of the artist as constant idea producer when the idea is fundamentally published for nothing?
By entering into agreement as facebook friends you are granted permission to immediately participate in each others lives. The traumatized individual suffering constant update, now turns off their notifications in attempt to gain a moments silence.
The socially networked artist now offers their work to be viewed, used and abused freely. As distributing Art Images becomes ever more immediate, the communities of creators now effectively open sourcing their ideas for immediate reproduction, by anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Placed into a global capitalist economy it becomes absurd to sacrifice profit over the greater good of the whole.
What happens when everything becomes images?
On Thursday February 12th from 6.30pm every artwork remaining in Gallery One at STCFTHOTS, 25 Wharf Street, Leeds will be awaiting ownership.
Any works in the space are free for people to take away with them. In return you may wish to bring and exchange an object in place of another. The artists are aware that their work is their to be taken and exchanged as you so wish. The complete archive and documentation of the show will exist online at freethings.xyz
Curated by Jack Fisher
Ways of Something
12 Feburary 2015
The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
85 web-based artists remake John Berger’s historic documentary ‘Ways of Seeing’ (1972) one minute at a time. Originally commissioned by The One Minutes, at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills, the episodes present a sequence of 3D renderings, filmic remixes, videos and webcam performances which subvert the tropes of art history in an entertaining and overwhelming way.
January 21- April 12 / Jepson Center
The animated GIF (Graphic Interchange File) has risen in recent years from a crude adornment of early websites to an emerging contemporary art form. Alongside rising popular appeal, GIFs have also made the leap into both web-based and physical art exhibitions and installations. This small exhibition highlights the GIF in the work of who bring web animations into physical gallery space or recreate traditional art spaces (studio, museum, gallery) in browser space. Artists include T.S. Abe, Anthony Antonellis, Carolyn Frischling , Vince McKelvie, Eva Papamargariti, Nicholas Sassoon and Drew Tyndell.
12 - 20 December 2014
Bronx Art Space, Bronx, New York
On Dec. 12 at the BronxArtSpace, a collection of works curated by Claudia Maté opened to the public titled "Premium Bundle." The group show features sculptures, interactive pieces, paintings, and videos by Maté, Ivana Basic, Ryder Ripps, Lorena Prain, Elliott Wright,Rollin Leonard, Mattie Hillock, Emilio Gomariz, Kim Asendorf, Ole Fach, Sabrina Ratte,Sara Ludy, Claudia Hart, Vince Mckelvie, Chris Shier, and all of the art in the show is either based on, or inspired by the Internet.
Exhibition in Shiraz: December 12-17 -----> Dar al Hokoomeh at shiraz Artist's Gallery
Panel in Shiraz: December 14 -----> Dar al Hokoomeh at shiraz Artist's Gallery
Exhibition and Workshop in Tehran: December 19-24 -----> Darbast Platform
The AP<P>ART project includes two exhibitions and a series of panels and workshops in Tehran and Shiraz to establish a rarely attentive conversation among the artists in global north and Iran. Thinking about both the digital gap and continuity of technology and how users and eventually artists approach and shape the social and cultural aspects of tech, geopolitics and aesthetics.
Curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Myriam Vanneschi
Participating Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Anthony Antonellis, Amirali Ghasemi, Mohsen Hazrati, Anahita Hekmat, Claudia Mate, Kimmo Modig, Mani Nilchiani, Eva Papamargariti, Yoshi Sodeoka, Angela Washko.
Workshop by: Anthony Antonellis and Pussykrew
Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary
On this 175th anniversary of the invention of photography, excitement and anticipation are stirring in the Department of Art & Art History at the College of William & Mary as we prepare to break ground on a new photography program, the first in the College's long history. This dynamic new offering will engage students in dialog and practice as they study historic through contemporary developments in photography pushing the boundaries of photographic art making in the 21st century.
Inaugurating this celebration, the College has generously furnished the exhibition Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary, a collection of photographic artworks by 110 national and international artists, and accompanying catalog. The exhibition relays a sense of the vast breadth of contemporary photographic art with prints, handmade books, video art, assemblage, sculptural works, and installation. The possibilities afforded through the amalgamation of traditional and new technology, techniques, and materials are boundless.
The show's variety is meant to reflect a basic principle of the new photography program - it is a celebration of photography as a liberal art, as an extension of the humanistic and critical discipline of art-making that has always been the foundation of our university. Photography at the College of William and Mary is not solely a technology; it is a vehicle of visual expression with a history of nearly two centuries. Our approach to it will therefore embrace its newest potentials and also grow out of its history, its historical techniques and processes, and its historical achievements, to integrate contemporary and future practices of photographic art at a deep level into William and Mary’s liberal arts tradition. This is what it means to call photography a new way, our newest way, of engaging humanistic thought.
Please join us in celebrating the College of William & Mary's newest contribution.
October 15-31, 2014
Opening Reception: October 17, 4-7 pm
Alumni Reception: October 18, 10am-12pm
October 11 - November 1, 2014
Opening reception Saturday October 11, 6-9 PM
A project by Krystal South with work by Brad Adkins, Anthony Antonellis, Kim Asendorf, LaTurbo Avedon, Jeremy Bailey, Zachary Davis, Bea Fremderman, Mo Marie, Ryder Ripps, Rick Silva, and Krist Wood.
This is not a Kickstarter. This is an Exhibition. A limited edition custom collection of art objects created online. Launching September 10th. Opening October 11.
As part of Bitrates - an exhibition curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani at the Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project, Shiraz, Iran - Daniel Rourkeasked 50 artists to create or curate an animated GIF with a short snippet of audio, to be looped together ad infinitum at Bitrates.GIFbites.com. For the opening of Bitrates a select version of this project will be displayed in the gallery, followed by a complete showcase of all the GIFs for the GIFbites exhibition, opening on May 30th in Shiraz Art House (Daralhokoomeh Project).
Prosthetic Knowledge: بیت بر ثانیه (Bitrates)
Art F City: Animated GIF Show to Open in Iran
Animal New York: Online GIF and Sound Exhibit
HiLobrow: The GIF Persists
ArtNet: Iranian GIF Exhibition Brings Out the Medium’s Sharpest and Silliest
TAR Magazine: Bitrates & Gifbites Landing in Shiraz, Iran
Internet of our dreams
Internet of my dreams was the title of my solo show at Transfer Gallery. At the conclusion of the exhibition, I convened a digital panel around a series of topics that had informed the exhibition. Arjun Ram Srivatsa and I moderated the discussions between the eleven invited panelists.
This website contains the result of those dialogs along with additional resources provided by the panelists.