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Faith Holland, “Odilia’s Collection,” (2018) (GIF, courtesy the artist)

Like practically every other artistic format that preceded it, the digital art space — whether you’re talking about video games, memes, virtual simulations, GIFs, YouTube videos, custom-built algorithms, or mixed media — tends to be dominated by male voices. It doesn’t have to be that way of course, and an exciting group of female-identifying artists will discuss why this week in a panel discussion at New York City’s Showfields store in SoHo, The Artist Isn’t (Physically) Present: Women in Digital Art.

Artists Molly Soda, Claudia Hart, and Faith Holland will sit down to discuss the complexities of working and selling their work in the digital art space. They’ll also talk about “their predictions for what a digitally driven and more inclusive art market might look like in the future,” according to the organizers. The artists’ work will be displayed at the event on the Meural Canvas — a digital screen that collectors and consumers can hang in their homes to show a variety of visual art (starting price: $595). The panel will be moderated by Poppy Simpson, head of content and curation at Meural. The free event will be followed by a rooftop reception with wine and sparkling CBD beverages courtesy of Recess.

When: Thursday, June 13, doors 6:30 pm, panel 7 pm with reception to follow
Where: Showfields, SoHo, 11 Bond St, 4th Floor, Manhattan, New York

More info at Eventbrite.

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