The version of the piece included in #TheSocialGraph is “Nuclear Tropics II: Escape from Bikini Peel,” a mixed media print from 2010. Space Slave Trade appropriates digital flourishes like pixelated abstraction, lo-fi .gif sparkles and the visual language of cel-shaded anime to present an exploded narrative of wandering in the expanses of the internet. The ecstatic digital noise is a cracked Baroque that relates as much to 4chan as Ryan Trecartin, taking in J-pop and afro-futurism along for the ride.
Space Slave Trade was banned from Facebook for posting in-progress images that violated the company’s SFW policy. Alienated from the network, the crew struck out on their own with Spaceslavetrade.com (NSFW), a collaborative image board and blog that displays the raw material for future works.
The artists will be remixing Hyperallergic LABS tumblelog over the course of the exhibition. We’ll be announcing that event with a post later next week. Stay tuned!
This week, another reason to leave Facebook, who really invented democracy, and what is “Skimpflation”?
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Pope.L, Beatriz Cortez, Mika Rottenberg, and more.
International audiences have free access to the media collections of MMCA Korea, Sharjah Art Foundation, and ArkDes through this subscription-based art streaming platform.
The acclaimed composer and noise artist talks to Hyperallergic about his Pulitzer Prize-winning composition “Voiceless Mass.”
Her works, depicting objects from Korean markets, invite viewers to marvel at what can be achieved with fabric.
Convened by Erika Sprey, Lamin Fofana, Sky Hopinka, Emmy Catedral, and Manuela Moscoso, the public program unfolds this summer at CARA in New York City.
Salonen’s paintings point to a location in which reality is slippery, ill-defined — a dream or place of play.
The Ancient Egyptian tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, one of the most intricate in the Saqqara necropolis, shows the pair holding hands and embracing.
The Bay Area art book fair is back this July with free programming at three different on-site venues, new exhibitors, and fundraising editions from renowned artists.
In another action yesterday, five members of the group were arrested after they glued themselves to a landscape painting in Scotland.
The New Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance also received capital allocations in a “historic” round of funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Lee Lozano, Cindy Sherman, Tokuko Ushioda, Anas Albraehe, and more.