Happy New Year! (gif by Anthony Antonellis)
Rea McNamara, the new Emily H. Tremaine Journalism Fellow for Curators, offers insight into the evolving world of curated online feminist spaces and what role they do and can play in our culture.
May you be with those you love.
Thanks to artist Anthony Antonellis for cooking up a special Hyperallergic treat for Thanksgiving.
It may be a new year, but the holiday season continues and we’re celebrating today.
This week in art news: Nestlé filed a trademark infringement claim against artist Anthony Antonellis, the much beloved Showpaper ceases publication, and a Zaha Hadid building in Vienna is shedding its exterior.
For the one year anniversary of the Tumblr artwork “Cloaque,” founders Claudia Maté and Carlos Sáez decided to do something a little different; they pushed their Tumblr project and added a collaborative video. In case you missed it, “Cloaque” is one of my favorite Tumblrs. It is an endless collage made possible through collaboration by notable net artists from all over the world; I wrote about it last year.
In the world of art blogs the economic models are few and most have yet to be proven, but Art F City (AFC) is trying something new through a booth at this year’s Nada New York art fair, where the Brooklyn-based site and fellow Nectar Ad cohort has decided to try their hand at selling art.
There’s a problem inherent in the basic premise of a video-art fair. On the one hand, it’s refreshing to see artwork at a fair in different media than painting, works on paper, and the occasional sculpture, which are the usual standbys at fairs because they’re easier for a quick sell. On the other, the format doesn’t really suit video art, because fairs are not designed for extended looking. While it feels like an increasingly glaring omission these days to not see more multimedia work at fairs, there’s also reason why that’s the case.