Monday, August 4, 2014

Cloud Galleries, Virtual Art Exhibition, Digital Space, Online Gallery

 I believe that in the very near future (which, for many, is already here) most artists who show their work in the physical world will also have made work in some form or fashion for an online gallery. --Rachel Mason

Cloud Galleries: The Rise of the Virtual Art Establishment | Rachel Mason: "... Petrella's Imports... Live Stream -- a series of performances situated to materially emphasize the flow of content into the physical and metaphysical landscape of the city."... Petrella's is both a website and a real newsstand conceived of by artists Anne Libby, Elise Mcmahon, and Sophie Stone... I heard about WHERE Gallery live-streaming its exhibitions and performances via a 24-hour security-webcam operating out of a shipping container. It is the brainchild of writer and curator Lucy Hunter and the artist R. Lyon. Projects have included Siebren Versteeg playing off a live feed of Snoop Dogg's Instagram account... The domination of mega-galleries is a frequent topic of conversation of late in the art world. And yet, at the same time, there is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions..."  (read more at link above)

Other links: Light and Wire (review in the Los Angeles Times); Jacob CiocciDavid Horvitz
New York's New Museum New Art Online series.
Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz
Virtual exhibitions: Curatron.
THE INFINITY POOL-digital exhibition space

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Creative Coding, Data Visualization

Arts And Tech Non-Profit Gray Area Is A Symbol For A Changing City | TechCrunch: "....Josette Melchor is one of those people. She’s been the one woman force behind the creation of San Francisco’s Gray Area (also known as GAFFTA), a non-profit that has validated an emerging form of art called creative coding over the past decade. Creative coding is about programming expressive, rather than functional, work. It runs the gamut from data visualization, like this very early Gray Area-supported project from Stamen Design that made interactive maps of Tenderloin data on crime and cabs, to projection mapping, like this pretty astonishing video from Bot & Dolly in Potrero Hill. Gray Area has also pioneered urban prototyping, a movement to get city residents involved in trialling new ideas for city life through quick, inexpensive and temporary projects. The “parklet,” first popularized in San Francisco, is a prime example. While there are emerging institutions at the intersection of art and technology like New York’s Eyebeam and Rhizome or Madrid’s Medialab-Prado, Gray Area is the West Coast’s answer...." (read more at link above)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sotheby’s Partners With EBay

The announcement comes just months after the activist shareholder Daniel S. Loeb criticized Sotheby’s for its antiquated business practices, likening the company to “an old painting in desperate need of restoration” and calling for directors there to beef up its online sales strategy. It also signals a new phase in Sotheby’s age-old rivalry with Christie’s. After years of running neck and neck, Sotheby’s has recently been losing business to its main competitor — and Christie’s is planning its own bold move to capture more online business, a $50 million investment that will include more Internet-only auctions and a redesigning of its website scheduled for October.(source infra)

A Warhol With Your Moose Head? Sotheby’s Teams With EBay - "Starting this fall, most of Sotheby’s New York auctions will be broadcast live on a new section of eBay’s website. Eventually the auction house expects to extend the partnership, adding online-only sales and streamed auctions taking place anywhere from Hong Kong to Paris to London. The pairing would upend the rarefied world of art and antiques, giving eBay’s 145 million customers instant bidding access to a vast array of what Sotheby’s sells, from fine wines to watercolors by C├ęzanne."

Monday, June 16, 2014

Artists and Condos, Miami, New York

Using Artists to Sell Condos in Miami and New York -"....“There is a very strong art market right now, with a much more diverse and large collector base than at any other time I can remember,” said Yvonne Force Villareal, a founder of the nonprofit Art Production Fund. She and a business partner, Doreen Remen, recently started Culture Corps, a for-profit art consulting business that advises real estate developers. The expanded art collector base has resulted in more buyers of high-end condos wanting artwork to be part of the experience of shopping for a new home. “Those who invest in high-end luxury homes also tend to have a strong knowledge of art,” said Helidon Xhixha, an Albanian-born artist who has shown his work at Art Basel Miami Beach, and who recently sold a piece titled “The Wall” to a private art collector for more than $540,000. The developers Property Markets Group and S2 Development hired Mr. Xhixha to create sculptures tailored to each buyer at Muse, a 68-unit condominium in the Sunny Isles neighborhood of Miami...." (read more at link above)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Art walks, post-Art Basel Miami

Art walks in Miami-Dade satisfy the post-Art Basel need to engage with artists - 01/07/2014 | "... Now, it’s a new year and time to satiate those artistic impulses. Given South Florida’s favorable weather at this time of year, art walks are plentiful. Wynwood, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Little Havana and The Falls area are among the neighborhoods that host free art walks every month. These events afford people the chance to peruse galleries and studios that open into the evening to showcase scultpures, paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and more. The appeal is clear. “I love the people watching of the Wynwood Art Walks. You get a diverse cross-section of folks who love art, and some who think they are part of the show,” says Margot Winick, a Belle Meade resident who attends the art walks in Wynwood on the second Saturdays of every month...." (read more at link above)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Beaux Arts Festival of Art, University of Miami, Saturday-Sunday

Beaux Arts Festival of Art When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Where: Grounds of the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables (University of Miami campus) Cost: Free, parking is available on site Information:

Beaux Arts Festival set for Saturday at UM - Coral Gables -"Early Beaux Arts members at the Lowe Art Museum on campus would literally hang a clothesline across the Lowe on the grass and invite artists to come hang their works there, Steinhour said. The goal of that first Beaux Arts Festival of Art in the spring of 1952 was to offer a venue for up-and-coming artists to make their name in the community. “The festival is iconic and has evolved tremendously over 62 years,” Steinhour said. As such, this year’s festival will feature the works of 70 artists, like oil and acrylics from Ashley Benton, who have never showcased at Beaux Arts before. These individuals will join 230 juried fine artists who will have the opportunity to be seen by crowds that number about 15,000 over the two-day festival. The art can be purchased. “It’s interesting to see it evolve from something so homespun and simple to this big event.”"

Monday, January 13, 2014

Intersection Of Art And Design, Part 2 (video)

The Intersection Of Art And Design: Part 2 from Holly Hunt on Vimeo.
Holly Hunt, Ty Best, and Craig Robins of the differences between art and design at the HOLLY HUNT showroom in Miami at Art Basel 2013.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Intersection Of Art And Design, Part 1 video

The Intersection Of Art And Design: Part 1 from Holly Hunt on Vimeo.
Holly Hunt, Ty Best, and Craig Robins of the differences between art and design at the HOLLY HUNT showroom in Miami at Art Basel 2013.

NYTimes: Art & Design