Eight artists, curators (and yes, even a meme account) weigh in on the benefits of screen-sharing, PDFs, and even personalized Zoom backgrounds
Rea McNamara is a writer, curator, and public programmer based in Toronto. She has written extensively on art, culture and the internet for frieze, Art in America, The Globe and Mail, VICE, Art F City, and more. From 2020-2021, she was the Emily H. Tremaine Journalism Fellow for Curators at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Reflecting on a Year of Vulnerability, Discontent, Hiatus, and Refusal
Institutional trauma is real.
RIP Adobe Flash: Five Takeaways About the Plug-in’s Legacy in Net Art
Adobe Flash has the reached the end of its life. Artists and digital archivists share thoughts regarding its demise and what open source tools are accessible to archive old Flash-based works.
The Pitfalls of Hosting a Virtual Cabaret
HaRaKa Platform’s Cairo KitKat Club pales in comparison to virtual performances mounted with only a fraction of the institutional support.”
One London Art Center Has Ideas For Navigating the Digital Shift (Some More Useful Than Others)
Serpentine Galleries’ “Future Art Ecosystems” emerges as an odd but occasionally insightful case study of the impact of the broader institutional shift to the digital realm.
A New Feminist Art Collective Raises Awareness for the Labor of Motherhood
44.4 Mothers/Artists Collective is making space in Ottawa and the Outaouais region for artists who are mothers, who have been habitually overlooked in the art world.
Hito Steyerl Brings Us Late Night Public Access Weirdness
4 Nights at the Museum, a “weird-ass visual podcast,” is a good example of responsive curating amid the pandemic.
Eight Digital Exhibition Spaces for the Second-wave Lockdown
Eight on- and offline exhibition spaces for the second-wave lockdown.
Buttons, Badges, and Delegate Hats: How Election Memorabilia Reflect the Democratic Process
In anticipation of an unusual election night and beyond, curators Lisa Kathleen Graddy, Claire Jerry and Jon Grinspan discuss their new (slower) practice of collecting political ephemera.
How Celebrity Fandom Inspires Digital Feminist Curatorial Practice
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.