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

NYTimes: Art & Design